Seafood Cooking Tips
Seafood Cooking Tips

Everything You Need to Know about Cooking with Seafood

From PortSide to your plate, we’ll show you how to select, cook and garnish your seafood. Make seafood easy when you follow our simple guide.

Catch of the Day

Selecting your fish is the most important part when you are preparing a seafood meal. Use this guide to help you choose the best pieces of fish.

Color and Cosistency

Color and Consistency.

Inspect the color and consistency. The color should be bright and glossy throughout the filet. Fish that has a milky, dry or chalky consistency is most likely going bad.

Look for Water

Look for Water.

Pooling water inside the container usually indicates that the fish is aging and losing its ability to hold moisture. Fish swim in water. They don’t make it.

Does it Smell Fishy

Does it Smell...Fishy?

This might seem silly, but your fish shouldn’t smell like a fish. If your prized filet starts to reek like the ocean, throw it out.

 

Cooking with Seafood

Cooking with fish and shrimp can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Don’t swim in a sea of stress. Here are three ways to prepare seafood that are simple, easy and will make it delicious.

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Frying
  1. 1.
    Cover your fish in a 50/50 mix of Ginger Evans flour and cornstarch
  2. 2.
    Drop in a well-oiled pan on medium heat for a few minutes, cooking both sides evenly
  3. 3.
    Once it’s crispy remove from heat and enjoy!
Baking
  1. 1.
    Set oven to 425 degrees
  2. 2.
    Rinse fish and pat dry
  3. 3.
    Cover with 50/50 mix Ginger Evans flour and cornstarch
  4. 4.
    Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy
Baking in Parchment Paper
  1. 1.
    Set oven to 425 degrees
  2. 2.
    Rinse fish and pat dry
  3. 3.
    Fold your fish into parchment paper and fill with lemon and spices
  4. 4.
    Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy
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Seasoning of the Day

Bring out the flavors of your fish with these additions.

Lemon Seasoning

Lemon

Squeezing a wedge of lemon on shrimp or filets can brighten up their flavors

Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning

Like it spicy? A cajun seasoning will give a pleasant heat to any seafood dish

Garlic Seasoning

Garlic & Butter

Nothing makes a piece of shrimp pop like melted butter and garlic. Mix the two together for a delightful dipping sauce

Salt and Pepper

Salt & Pepper

Nothing beats a classic. Salt and pepper is a great way to bring out the best flavors of any filet

 
 
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