How to Cook Fish Without a Recipe

Watch as we quell your fears, as we show you how to make a quick and easy fish dinner!

Released on 5/30/2017

Credits

Starring: Anna Stockwell
Director: Matt Duckor
Cinematographer: Ben Dewey
Camera Operator: Kevin Dynia
Editor: Dana Cataldo

Transcript

00:00
Are you scared of cooking fish? Don't be.
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(upbeat music)
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I don't know why but some people are scared of cooking fish.
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Maybe they're grossed out by it,
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maybe they're worried it's going to make their house smell
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but fish is one of the fastest, easiest cooking proteins
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you can turn into dinner.
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It's healthy and delicious
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and you don't even need a recipe to make it.
00:24
Today I'm going to be showing you one
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of my favorite spring time dinners
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which is to cook some wild sockeye salmon
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with asparagus and potatoes on a sheet pan.
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Only takes ten minutes in the oven and it's really good.
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Just line your pieces up on a sheet tray.
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You need about six ounces per person.
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You can get sick on or skin off depending
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on what you like.
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So I'm just going to put a little olive oil all around.
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That way you don't pick up with a massive fish skin stuck
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to your sheet pan.
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And you need to season the fish before you cook it.
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I need to prepare the sides.
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You can use any kind of vegetable you want
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or any kind of leftover cooked root vegetable.
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It needs to be able to cook in about ten minutes.
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These potatoes are already cooked.
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So I'm going to slice them so they have more surface area
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to get crispy.
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And then I just want to toss this in a little oil
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before I put it on the sheet pan.
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And a little salt and some pepper
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and then I'm also going to add some lemon zest.
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Make it nice and springy and bright.
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I'm putting the potatoes down on the cut side
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so that they get nice and crispy.
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Now I'm going to add some thyme for making it pretty
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but also for making it taste better.
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It's really easy to overcook fish
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but putting mayonnaise on top of the fish keeps it nice
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and moist and it also infuses it with extra flavor
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especially if you stir flavorings into your mayonnaise.
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You want about a tablespoon of mayonnaise per fish filet.
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Mayonnaise also acts as a glue for a crunchy topping
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which is the best part.
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I'm using sliced almonds today
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but you could use crumbled potato chips or tortilla chips
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or bread crumbs.
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So my oven is at 500 degrees.
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This is going to take about ten minutes
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but you should start checking at eight minutes
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because sometimes it can take faster.
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There we go, that looks good.
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So how do you know when your fish is actually done?
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Well, you just have to poke it.
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Just poke there in the middle of the filet
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and if you feel the layers of flesh separating easily
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when you push it that means it's done.
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So here we go your complete dinner
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all in one fish and your sides and that's all you need
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and it only took ten minutes.
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Now who's scared of cooking fish?
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So that's how I make a fish dinner in ten minutes.
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Now it's your turn.
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(upbeat music)
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so look at all those lovely fish dinners.
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You'd never guess that they were all cooked
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on a single sheet pan in just ten minutes.
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Who's scared of cooking fish now? Hmm?
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Bye.