Help Me Make Better Salmon and Trout
August 9, 2011 11:39 AM Subscribe
Cooks of Ask Metafilter... I need some help with cooking fish. I like to make salmon (or trout) frequently, but I have a hard time doing it right.
posted by smitt to food & drink (24 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I tend to bake in the oven. I have a nice fish rub, and I usually slice up lemons and cook the fish on a bed of lemon slices. So far, so good.
Where I have difficulty is knowing how long to cook a piece of fish, depending on the weight/size of pieces I have. I also have temperature issues, in that I'm not very positive what's an ideal temperature I should be cooking the fish at (for the respective size/weight).
I have a friend, who's a brilliant cook, but her advice on these matters extends about as far as "Well, you just know when it's done, you know?" ... I don't.
What this all results in is that I'm pretty damn inconsistent. Sometimes the fish comes out perfect, sometimes it's downright bad. Hope me!