Monday, February 27, 2012

How to Cook and Eat a Whole Fish (Video)

I made it half way!  This is video 25 of the 50 videos project.  Thank you so much for all your enthusiastic support, video suggestions, and curious questions.

In this video, I am cooking a branzino (a.k.a. Mediterranean bass).  It's a small fish (about 1 Lb) that serves 1 person. I cook it for 5 minutes on each side.  For obvious reasons, not all whole fish will cook in exactly 10 minutes.  The estimated cooking time for whole fish is 10 minutes per inch of thickness +/- 2.  In other words, start checking your fish for doneness after 8 minutes per inch of thickness.  If the fish is brown on both sides (after the broiling part), but not cooked through, continue cooking it at 400F until it's done.

Here are tips on broiling and testing fish for doneness.

YouTube Link: Cooking and Deboning a Whole Fish

25 down / 25 more to go


Suzanne said...

I think this is my favorite video thus far, because this technique is best learned via video! It's so simple to see your hands working the bones out where a book would just have me scratching my head.

Thanks for tackling this one, Helen.

sally said...

Now, you are the third person in the space of a week who has talked about broiling a whole fish with lemon and herbs! Your instructions are flawless--what a fantastic video! Especially like 'if you are dealing with a child or someone who acts like one' :)

Rachel {raw-kul} said...

This blog is amazing! Helen, I love your videos! I will be back. I am farming tilapia fish and will need to revisit this one. :-)