Cooking whiting. Whiting can be prepared in many ways. You can cook it in a pan, you can roast it, or grill it or even poach it. Whatever cooking method should you choose, we have cooking times for you! Translation in French: merlan.
How do I cook whiting?
- Preparing whiting
- Cooking whiting in a pan
- Cooking whiting in an oven
- Cooking whiting on a grill
- Cooking whiting in a pot (in water)
Here are a few tips to prepare whiting before cooking it:
Whiting is usually sold as whole fish, fillets, or frozen fish.
Whiting fillets are ready to cook, so they’re a convenient option if you’re short on time.
If you’re buying whole fish, make sure it’s fresh by looking for clear eyes, shiny skin, and a firm body. Usually the fishmonger will have prepared the fish. If not: scale and gut the whiting, then rinse it in cold water. You can also remove the head and tail if you prefer.
Cooking whiting in a pan
Cooking whiting in a pan. Pan-frying whiting is the quickest way to cook it.
1. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
2. Season the fish with salt and pepper, then dredge it in flour.
3. Add the fish to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Cooking whiting in an oven
Cooking whiting in an oven. Here are the steps to follow to bake whiting:
1. Preheat your oven to 400°C (200°C).
2. Place the fillets in a baking dish, drizzle them with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.
Cooking whiting on a grill
Cooking whiting on a grill. There’s no comparison when you can grill whiting. Just fire up your BBQ and grill away!
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
2. Brush the fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Grill the fish for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until it’s cooked through.
Cooking whiting in a pot
Cooking whiting in a pot. Here’s what you should do to poach whiting.
1. Bring a pot of water to a simmer. Season the water with salt, white wine, and herbs (such as thyme or parsley).
2. Add the fillets to the water and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the fish is opaque and cooked through.
Whiting belongs to the cod family. It’s a small, round fish typically found in the Atlantic Ocean, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Whiting is a sustainable fish, making it an eco-friendly choice for seafood lovers.