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Cooking frozen fish?

Michelle Jul 17, 2005 01:05 PM


I bought some frozen monkfish fillets from Trader Joe's. I was wondering, can I cook them frozen, or should I thaw them first? I like to bake fish fillets, typically at 400 degrees F. for approx. 30 minutes (depending on how thick they are). Any cooking tips appreciated, thanks!

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    chileheadmke RE: Michelle Jul 17, 2005 03:40 PM

    I would thaw them first.

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      jackie RE: Michelle Jul 17, 2005 03:56 PM

      I buy frozen fish all the time and thaw it in milk before I cook it. It seems to help with any fishiness if there is any and seems to help with the thawing process.

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        semmel RE: Michelle Jul 17, 2005 04:28 PM

        Ooh! TJ's now has monkfish?

        I'm in the first thaw/defrost camp.

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          Terrie H. RE: Michelle Jul 17, 2005 07:10 PM

          I would defrost them first (just throw the sealed vacuum package in cool water for a quick thaw, if needed), and then only cook them for 10 minutes per inch of thickness -- 30 minutes would be way too long.

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            yayadave RE: Terrie H. Jul 17, 2005 11:00 PM

            Yeah. Recipes I've used for baking fish in parchment call for 10 - 12 min. at 425.

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            madonna RE: Michelle Jul 17, 2005 11:40 PM

            Check out this website!! Pretty cool, huh?

            Link: http://www.cookitfrozen.com/cif_basic...

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