Cooking fish has never been easier. It doesn’t matter whether you want to cook shrimp, salmon or sword fish – you’d be surprised at the amount of options that are available and how easy they are to cook. Anderson Seafoods wants to provide you with the best dining experience possible, so find out here how you can cook salmon, shrimp, and swordfish at home!
Cooking with Salmon
Salmon, if it is Blueback Salmon, has a very mild flavor and it is moderately fatty. It is most fresh if you buy it from June to November. If you were to go for Pink Salmon, you would find that this is the smallest variety and it has a very fine texture. Salmon can taste relatively mild in terms of its fishy flavor, but this more comes down to the food you use to cook with it.
The key to cooking great salmon is to not overthink it. The first thing you’ll want to do is rub the fillet with some oil, salt, and pepper. After this has been done, cook the fillet for around 5 minutes for every half-inch you have. Check the fish at around the 8-minute mark and when it is flaking easily, you know that it is cooked perfectly. Alternatively, you can fry it, sprinkle it with some fresh pesto, gremolata and herbs. Serve with a glass of white wine for the ultimate dining experience.
1. Take the skin off the salmon with a sharp knife
2. Brush the salmon fillet with oil on both sides
3. Season with black pepper and salt
4. Fry the fillet on a griddle pan for around 3 minutes on each side
5. To finish, add pesto, hollandaise sauce and serve with vegetables and potatoes
Cooking with Shrimp
If you would like to know how to prepare and cook shrimp, the first thing you need to do is know how to peel it. Start by opening the shell from the belly along the inside curve and peel it back starting at the head. Then, cut a slit down the back side and use a knife to find the vein. Lift out the vein, rinse it under cold water, and then you can cook it. The vein is the intestinal tract, so it’s important to know that this can leave an unpleasant taste if it is not taken out.
Shrimp doesn’t need much preparation other than de-shelling, so read on for cooking instructions.
1. Bring a saucepan with salted water to boil
2. Add shrimp and cook for around 3 minutes, until the shrimp is opaque
3. Drain shrimp and rinse it under a colander
If you want to grill your shrimp instead, try this method.
1. Thread the shrimp onto a skewer
2. Add peppers and mushrooms
3. Over a medium coal, cook for around 8 minutes until the meat is opaque
Cooking with Swordfish
Swordfish has a very sweet but a very mild flavor. The meat is very firm and it is very meaty rather than fishy in the way that it tastes. This makes it superb for grilling. To get started, heat up a grill to a medium high heat and add the fish. Most of the time your fish will be a fillet and without skin.
1. Whisk oil, mint, lemon juice, basil, and garlic in a bowl
2. Blend the above products
3. Brush the fish with around two tablespoons of the sauce
4. Grill the steaks for around 3 minutes a side, depending on the thickness