Grilled Sea Bass with vegetable stir-fry
- One sea bass fillet
- 1/2 lemon
- Chili powder
- Garlic salt
Directions: Marinate the fish for at least 10-15 minutes. Grill the fish until the meat is flaky. If it is hard to pick the meat off with a fork, then it is undercooked. Do not undercook fish!!
The recipe for the stir-fry is in the previous post.
I can’t stress the importance of cooking fish thoroughly. I know that people have a fear of overcooking fish, but it is much better to overcook fish than to serve raw fish.
Why is it important to cook fish thoroughly?
Very few people know that fish naturally have a lot of worms and parasites on them, some of which are not visible to the naked eye. In order to make fish safe to eat and to prevent people from getting parasites from fish, you should always cook your fish thoroughly. Large amounts of heat kills the parasite. Also, if you freeze your fish before cooking it, extreme cold kills the parasites.
Why is it safe to eat raw sushi?
If you go to a good sushi restaurant or one that is popular, they tend to have chefs that are able to prepare raw fish meat properly. They are taught to recognize parasites and worms if it is present. Also, sushi restaurants that are very good will try to get the freshest fish out there. Fish that are fresh, when they are killed, the worms or parasites are still visible and have not yet embedded themselves into the tissue of the fish, therefore they could be removed during preparation.
How do I know if my fish is undercooked?
You can tell if your fish is undercooked if you take a fork and are unable to flake the meat off easily.Also, depending on the fish, it should usually turn white and no longer has that translucent sheen to it.
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