I remember a long time ago, before our wedding, my human and his friends were quite the water-men. They came home from an excursion with rock fish and crabs. My friend and I tried to find a recipe for stuffed rock fish and we did come up with a fantastic meal. In the many years after that I have tried to duplicate the recipe and I have always failed.
I don’t cook fish. I should really say I haven’t often cooked fish. Why? Because I always thought fish was difficult to cook. I love to order salmon, and sometimes try the fish of the day, in a restaurant, but to cook it at home was unthinkable. I just always seemed to overcook it and I could never get the flavor right.
So today I decided to try Ahi Tuna because it was in my freezer and I am not going to give into the fear anymore.
I had an orange and ginger and I made a marinade with it and a clove of garlic. I did not marinade it for long because I was hungry, but I don’t think it would have made a huge difference.
I served it with half a sweet potato and romaine lettuce. Let me tell you, it was delicious – seriously delicious.
I have learned a lot about fish since the young water-men came home with their catch. I have learned not to cook it in the oven. Instead I cook it in a pan and only cook it for a minute or two on each side. I do not add the extra stuff such as clams, crab, or stuffing. I think it is best to have the fresh flavor of the fish to stand out above the seasoning.
A major plus – 28 grams of protein and only 120 calories before seasoning.
What is your favorite fish, and do you cook it yourself?