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Posted by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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At this time of the year, many families are looking towards the sea for dinner ideas.  My family is no exception. We have started Fish Fridays for the next two months. It's a healthier option and we love trying out new recipes.

But since fish can sometimes be a daunting item to cook, it's great to have some quick cooking shortcuts up your sleeve.

My favorite is pouch cooking. Simply use a piece of tinfoil to create a flavor-sealing pouch. Place the fish and any other ingredients directly in and cook in the oven. It's a self-contained meal that takes minutes to make.

First, try a meaty fish like Red Snapper that can hold up to bold flavors. Create a bed of sweet onions and colorful bell peppers. Place the fish on top and drizzle with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste along with lemon rings. Close it up and cook in the oven until baked through. Serve over rice. I like to use either brown or Jasmine rice.

Moms, what shortcuts do you use when cooking a fish dinner?

Photo Credit: Lauri Patterson via iStock Photography

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taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 1:12 AM

The only fish I cook these days is tilapia, and I've only done it one way so far.  It's a cornmeal-crusted, pan-fried tilapia that I usually pair with a couple of veggies.  I always keep a batch of the cornmeal crust mix on hand, already made.  I made a huge batch of it a few months ago, and it's almost gone.  Definitely need to make some more!

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 8:35 AM

We are a family that doesn't eat fish so I don't have any shortcuts to share. 

goddess99
by Bronze Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Oh that's a good idea. I never thought to bake fish in the oven. My dh always cooks the fish for us.

natesmom1228
by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

I don't make fish. My son is the only one who eats it.

cara124
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 9:23 AM

we're not a fish eating family .

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Mar. 6, 2013 at 9:38 AM
DH & the kids like fish, but I dont. I cant even be home when he cooks it.
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Bmat
by Bronze Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Thank you for the cooking idea. I am timid about cooking fish. I like it, but just can't get brave enough to cook it.

othermom
by Danelle on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:14 AM

We use frozen fish usually.

arpazia
by Bronze Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM
I can't wait to try this!
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lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM
I always bake our fish. I'll have to try the pouch method.
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