How to Know When Fish is Done

January 23, 2013

Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. 


Today: Banish any apprehension of cooking fish at home.

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Fish can be enjoyed in many forms -- raw, baked, and fried. But we understand the initial hesitation in trying to cook fish at home, especially when you're concerned if you've cooked your fish enough so that it's safe to eat.

Watch our test kitchen director, Jennifer, show you a few different ways to assure that your fish is done (including a clever trick that involves a metal skewer and your bottom lip!) and then whip up Le Bernadin's Crispy-Skinned Fish

This video was shot and edited by Kyle Orosz

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

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Written by: gheanna

My two (current) favorite foods start with the letter D: doughnuts, and dumplings. If a dish has bacon in it, I will most likely eat it. If I could marry honey butter, I would.


pollopicu February 20, 2013
good advice, thanks.
walkie74 February 1, 2013
"...and if it's hot, you've burned your lip and your fish is overdone." Love it!