Hate Fish and Those Super Veggies? Try Cooking Them Just Right!

There are many vegetables that make the top 10 list for least liked foods. Fish is also on the “not to be consumed list” by many people.  Making sure foods are cooked correctly and adding the right ingredients may bring your banned super foods back to the table.

See cooking segment on Great Day Houston.

Don’t Make Fishy Mistakes

The two biggest mistakes people make when looking to serve up a fish dish are not buying  fresh and/or overcooking.  Here are some tips for ensuring that your dish is fresh:

  • Ask the person managing the seafood counter for the fresh fish of the day.
  • Look for meat that is firm and springy.
  • Whole fish should not have dull scales that flake off easily.
  • The eyes of whole fish should be bright and clear with no cloudiness.

Cook Your Fish Just the Right Amount. 

  • Fish should not be totally opaque and flaky while still in the oven because it continues to cook once it is removed.
  • Cook steaks or fillets 8 + or – 2 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • Cook whole fish 10 + or – 2 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • Check to determine doneness two minutes before you think it should be ready.
  • Use a butter knife and cut into the thickest part of the fish and pull back to examine. You want the meat to be slightly translucent.
  • Let fish rest 5 minutes per inch before serving. During this time it will finish cooking.

Try this Mustard Glazed Fish Recipe:
mustard fish

Love this Heinz Mustard commercial;)

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Brussels Sprouts Don’t Appeal to You?  Try Roasting.

Don’t miss out on the cancer prevention properties of Brussels Sprouts.  Consider roasting your sprouts to the point of caramelizing the carbohydrates in them.  You’ll get a great sweetness.

Try this Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic Vinegar & Honey Recipe from Ounce Upon A Chef.


You’ll love beets when you match them with goat cheese, honey, and toasted walnuts! Get your vitamin C, folic acid and other great nutrients from this great root.  Save the tops of your beets.  These nutritious greens are called  Swiss Chard and can serve as your vegetable for the next meal.                       


From Allrecipes.com

There are hundreds of recipes for fish and vegetables, so don’t cross any foods off your grocery list.  Remember that your taste changes over time and old childhood food fears should be put aside for a great adventure with healthy foods!

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One Response to Hate Fish and Those Super Veggies? Try Cooking Them Just Right!

  1. David L says:

    Outstanding article. I learned so much….

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