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Should you dry fish before cooking?

Asked: Sandy Pack, Last Updated:

You don't pat the fish dry If you want moist, flaky fish, you'd think keeping it in its natural juices could only help the process. But to keep the fish from getting tough and mushy, always pat it dry with a paper towel before cooking it.

FAQ

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    Clam juice Canned clams are ideal for recipes that call for only the meat of the clams. You can buy them whole or chopped. Be aware that, as with most canned products, canned clams are higher in sodium than fresh. Clam juice, the strained liquid of shicked clams, is often used as a cooking liquid for seafood dishes.

  • Which side do you sear fish first?

    Whenever you sear meat or fish, always begin with the “presentation side,” the side that will face up when plated. Although it doesn't make a huge flavor difference, the side that gets browned first usually ends up looking the best. As protein cooks, it stiffens, shrinks, and even changes its shape a bit.

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    Mackerel can be cooked whole, but make sure it's cleaned thoroughly and scaled by your fishmonger.

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    Blue Catfish can live for 30 years and fish over 100 pounds have been confirmed in at least eleven states. The current world angling record is a 143-pound monster caught in Virginia's Buggs Island Lake in 2011.

  • How much is the Cajun crispy shrimp at Popeyes?

    You can get 8 Cajun Crispy Shrimp, a side, and a biscuit for $5.

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    Whitefish salad is best when consumed within 5 days after opening. Keep all salads refrigerated as freezing will separate the mayonnaise.

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