We've got a host of great recipes here on the site, but sometimes something simple is in order to really let the flavor of the fish come through. We know this because our customers are always asking us about basic fish cooking techniques. So, we've put together a primer for you on various ways to cook fish. If this doesn't answer your questions there is an abundance of information on the internet about how to cook fish. Just search on the type of fish you have and the cooking technique you want to employ. Another great source of information is the standby cookbook "The Joy of Cooking", which provides lots of cooking techniques and education on all types of fish.

Basic Fish Cooking Techniques

Glazed Grilled Salmon

3 Tbsp packed brown sugar 4 tsp prepared Chinese style hot mustard or Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp rice vinegar 2 7-8 oz salmon steaks (about ¾ inch thick) Prepare barbecue to medium high heat.   Combine brown sugar, mustard and soy sauce in medium bowl and whisk to blend.   Transfer 1 Tbsp… Read more »

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Sauce: ¾ cup sour cream ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp prepared white horseradish 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp soy sauce Salmon: 3 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp prepared white horseradish 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 small clove garlic, minced ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp coarsely ground black pepper… Read more »

Honey Barbecued Salmon with Greens

Makes more sauce than you need, but it is a versatile and tasty bbq sauce 6 4oz salmon fillets 2 cups baby greens – or more if you’d like more salad Sauce: 1 cup ketchup 1 cup honey ¼ cup coarse grain mustard ¼ cup chopped jalapeno chili 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tsp… Read more »

Salmon with Cucumber Dill sauce

1 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1 2 ½ lb center cut wild salmon fillet, skin and pin-bones removed ½ cup fresh orange juice ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1 tsp kosher salt Brush short rimmed baking sheet with 1 Tbsp olive oil.   Place salmon on sheet.  Mix juices and pour over salmon.  Drizzle remaining olive… Read more »

Sesame Crusted Grilled Salmon with Chili Minted Cucumbers

4 small cucumbers, thinly sliced 2 red Thai chilies, thinly sliced (could use1 small jalapeno minced) 2 large handfuls fresh mint 2 cups rice wine vinegar 4 tsp sugar 4 6oz salmon fillets ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 Tbsp sesame seeds (black or white) Combine the cucumbers, chilies and mint in a bowl.  … Read more »

Maple Soy Glazed Salmon

Sounds unusual but you will love it 1/3 cup maple syrup 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 4 Salmon fillets 3 bunches green onions, trimmed to 7 inches in length Whisk first 5 ingredients in bowl until well combined.  Pour half of the marinade… Read more »

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

A tangy and delicious sauce 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 4 salmon fillets, skinned In a small saucepan, cook oil and garlic over low heat until soft – do not let garlic brown.  Add honey, mustard, vinegar and salt… Read more »

Maple Glazed Artic Char

Also great with Salmon 2 8oz arctic char fillets 1 Tbsp melted butter 1 Tbsp brown sugar 3 Tbsp maple syrup 1 Tbsp honey Combine butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and honey. Coat the char and marinate in the refrigerator for an hour. Broil char with 7-10 minutes until done. Serve with any remaining marinade… Read more »