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Fish & Seafood

Batter and Breading

I use my batter and breading on fish, but it tastes great on chicken strips and onion rings, too. —Kathy Benson, Greeley, Colorado

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Buying and Cooking Shrimp

Shrimp are available fresh or frozen (raw or cooked, peeled or in the shell) or canned. Shrimp in the shell (fresh or frozen) are available in different varieties and sizes (medium, large, extra…

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Cooking Raw Shrimp

To cook raw shrimp in water, add 1 pound shrimp (with or without shells) and 1 teaspoon salt to 3 quarts boiling water. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 3 minutes or until the shrimp…

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Fresher Fish Tip

Explains Doris C. of Michigan City, Indiana, “I marinate fish fillets in lemon juice and salt for 15 minutes. It makes the flesh firmer and easier to handle, and gives the fish a fresh taste.”

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Italian Marinade

Prepared Italian salad dressing makes a simple marinade for salmon. Just marinate the fish in the dressing in the refrigerator overnight, then drain and discard the marinade and cook the salmon as…

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Smoked Salmon

Fresh salmon that has undergone a smoking process by either hot or cold smoking. Cold-smoking, producing a product called lox, is brined or cured in salt and/or sugar before smoking at 70-90…

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Stuffing Fish Fillets

Spoon stuffing equally over fish fillets. Roll up tightly and fasten with a toothpick.

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Thawing Fish or Seafood

For fast seafood or fish thawing, try this method: Place fish or seafood in a leak-proof bag, submerge in cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes. Allow 1 to 2 hours per pound.

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