How To Cook Fish From Frozen
Did you know that you can cook fish from frozen? Learn how to cook fish like cod and salmon from frozen and enter to win an amazing giveaway of 10 pounds of flash frozen wild Alaska Cod and 10 pounds of flash frozen wild Alaska salmon sent right to your door.
What do you do when you forget to take something out the freezer for dinner?
You know that mad panic. You’re halfway home from work or from picking up the kids when you realize that you don’t have any dinner plans. Suddenly you’re pulling a U-trun to head to the grocery store, find something quick and easy to make, stand in line to pay, and then finally back into the car and headed home. Where you still have to actually *make* dinner.
But you know what? This doesn’t happen to me anymore.
Not since I discovered how to cook fish like cod and salmon from frozen. Since I learned this technique, I make sure to always have fish fillets or portions in the freezer ready to pop in the oven at a moment’s notice.
It’s such a convenient dinner. The best part about it though is it means that I can enjoy my favorite seafood, Alaska seafood, even in the months when it’s not in season. This makes me very happy. Because Alaska seafood tastes great, it’s super quick and easy to cook and it’s wild and sustainably managed. So all in all, it’s a smart and healthy choice for my family.
How To Cook Fish From Frozen
You can get lots of instructions, recipes and ideas on how to cook fish from frozen from the Frozen to Fork e-cookbook. And here’s my favorite basic method:
- 4 cod or salmon portions
- 2 tsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
- salt, pepper and/or other seasonings or sauce
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Remove frozen fish from all packaging and rinse under cold running water to remove any ice crystals. Arrange fish in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush lightly with oil on all sides.
- Bake for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and add seasonings or sauce.
- Continue to bake until hot and flaky in the center, about 8-12 more minutes. Thicker portions may need to be flipped over halfway through cooking.
For the breaded fish pictured above, I lightly oiled cod portions and then baked at 450F until nearly cooked through (about 10 minutes). Meanwhile I also baked some lightly seasoned, lightly oiled Panko crumbs until a toasty browned (3-5 minutes at 450F). I then removed the fish from the oven and brushed the tops of the fillets lightly with a mixture of half dijon mustard and half milk, and then sprinkled the fillets with the toasted breadcrumbs. The cod went back into the oven until heated through and flaky in the middle.
Are you as excited about the idea of cooking fish from frozen as I am? Well here’s a chance to try it out for yourself.
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And stay tuned because next week I’m bringing you an amazing recipe for Buffalo Cod on Fettuccine with Ranch-Alfredo Sauce that uses of the Cook It Frozen method.
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