Cooking Fish Fundamentals

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Lesson Overview

When cooking fish, many people experience dry and chewy results. The key thing to understand when cooking fish is that you can easily overcook it. Cooking fish is a bit more delicate than other proteins and demands your attention during the cooking process. The great news is that cooking fish properly really isn’t that hard – you just need to know what to look for during cooking.

In this lesson, you will learn the differences between lean and oily fish and how to prepare fish for cooking. You will also learn how to retain moisture when cooking fish and how to test fish for doneness. By understanding just a few key fundamentals, you can ensure moist and juicy fish every time.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:

  • understand the differences between lean and oily fish
  • prepare raw fish for cooking
  • understand how to retain moisture when cooking fish
  • Use a variety of methods to check fish for doneness to prevent overcooking
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Introduction: Cooking Fish Fundamentals

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Complete Your Self Assessment

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Differences Between Lean & Oily Fish

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How to Prepare Fish for Cooking

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Keeping Fish Moist During Cooking

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How to Test Fish for Doneness

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Practice Activities & Recipes

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Lesson Quiz

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Finish Line Total Time: 1 hr 34 mins
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