Basa, catfish, and other white fish are an ideal food to cook up for your main meal. Most fish are a nutritious protein rich food that is also weight conscious so you really can't go wrong in serving it as a replacement for other less healthy meats.
White fish is also a nice switch from traditional salmon, bass, or trout and the fillets are delicious when cooked with this recipe. It's a meal that can be served for casual or formal dining.
The preparation takes very little work, the recipe is easy to follow, and clean up afterwards is simple. The fillets are steamed over lemon slices preparing the white fish strips so tender that they fall apart with the touch of a fork.
There are Many Types of White Fish Ideal for Cooking
Some of the more popular types of whitefish are basa, catfish, tilapia, cod, haddack, pollock, grouper, soul, halibut and Pacific swordfish.
With a light texture and flavor it is a nice alternative to other darker meat fish species.
Most fish can be baked, fried, poached, or steamed to cook. I enjoy the flavor of fish fried in butter but with my husband having issues with high cholesterol we generally steam or bake our fish instead. It locks in the flavor and makes for a heart healthy meal.
Let's Poach up Some White Fish. It's Easy.
To poach white fish fillets you need very few ingredients, all you need are the fillets, one or two lemons, water, and a frying pan.
Slice your lemons into thick slices and lie these at the bottom of a frying pan. Gently pour in water to slightly cover your lemon slices.
Lie your fillets over the top of the lemon slices. The fish fillets will absorb the flavor of the lemon as they slowly steam cook.
Optional: For added flavor you can lie onion slices on top of your fish.
Cover and let cook for around 15 to 20 minutes or until fish is white. Don't flip it. The steam will cook it.
Poaching to steam cook these fillets really is that easy. Gently lift the fillet out with a lifter and serve.
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