Do you LOVE to cook fish but get a little scared?
Fish can be so delicious, but kind of a pain to cook on hectic weeknights.
Throw in screaming kids, insane messes and piles of laundry and suddenly pan-frying delicious, beautiful fish gets a little complicated. Not to mention it can sometimes stink up the whole house!
Well I have THE BEST solution for you... a super delicious way to gently poach the fish in a lemon butter sauce. With literally almost no work.
This is the hands down, easiest way to cook fish of any kind- and it involves very little work, no smell, and no mess!
To use this method, you'll need:
-1 lemon, washed
-1 large filet of fish, or several smaller filets. Skin on tastes best (and the skin will simply fall off using this method), but skin off works, too (pictured is a large cut of trout from Sam's club).
-pats of butter (depending on the size of fish this will vary- think 1 pat of butter for every serving). If you don't want to use butter, you can substitute a drizzle of olive oil
-salt and pepper
-preheated oven at 350 degrees.
To start, lay your fish skin side down on a large piece of foil on your baking sheet.
Salt and pepper liberally.
Arrange pats of butter across top of fish.
Lay lemon slices on top.
Fold foil into a pouch, and bake for 15 minutes.
Check fish to see if there is a little bit of white on the outside. This is the fat of the fish- when you see it, the fish is completely done. If you'd like fish to be medium, you'll want to cook it a few minutes less (so there is no release of the fat).
Food Snob Disclaimer: When at a restaurant, you will usually not see the fat released on the fish- but I like to slightly overcook fish at home since I buy from Sams Club in Northern Colorado. Read: I don't have a super fresh fish supplier, and my kids prefer it a little overcooked. If near a fish monger, preparing fish for a food snob, or you like fish medium- cook it a little less.