Lessons > 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 pro…

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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

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: Cooking Fish Fundamentals
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Differences Between Lean & Oily Fish
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4. How to Prepare Fish for Cooking
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5. Keeping Fish Moist During Cooking
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6. How to Test Fish for Doneness
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7. Practice Activities & Recipes
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8. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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What People Are Saying

Aameer thapa-modernist cuisine C "This lesson has helped me alot in cooking my fish." Aameer thapa-modernist cuisine C. ★★★★★
"This lesson has helped me alot in cooking my fish." ★★★★★
"Didn't seem like there was that much information" ★★
"Again a helpful lesson to become familiar with fish" ★★★★★
"Very effective and presented in a clear concise manner." ★★★★★
"Some moments were diffucult to understand for me" ★★★★
"The videos are well paced, great demonstration and narration!" ★★★★★
"Good foundation about fish. I'd like some lessons about seafood." ★★★★★
"Very detailed and presented well!.!" ★★★★★
"Would have love to seen more dry heat grilling cooking demonstrations." ★★★★
"This lesson was great. Cooking fish has been something I have never felt confident doing, and the lessons here were extremely informative." ★★★★★
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11 Videos | 8 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: Cooking Fish Fundamentals
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Differences Between Lean & Oily Fish
Task 4: How to Prepare Fish for Cooking
Task 5: Keeping Fish Moist During Cooking
Task 6: How to Test Fish for Doneness
Task 7: Practice Activities & Recipes
Task 8: Lesson Quiz

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