Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I'm here to Cure Your Hatred of Fish (or Make You Love it More)

Actually...I've cured my own. I hope this recipe helps any of you fellow "fish haters," too. As a side note, I am really learning what it means to cook...it's all about experimentation, taking inspiration all around you and making it your own. Cooking is so much more creative than baking. /end side note.

I did this with tilapia, but I am convinced that it will work on almost any kind of fish. I'm trying it on salmon next.

Danielle's Ginger Soy "I Hate Fish" Miracle Glaze
3 T  Honey
1 T Soy
1 T Fresh Ginger
2  Fish Filets

Shallow baking dish (you want something that fits the fish well...I used a pie plate)
Aluminum foil
Small bowl
Pastry Brush (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Rinse fish in cold water and pat dry (it needs to be dry so the glaze will stick). Set aside.
  3. Peel the ginger with a veggie peeler and run it over a microplane grater (a garlic press works, too)*
  4. In small bowl, combine honey, soy and ginger. Mix with a fork.
  5. Spray pan with nonstick spray and place the fish in.
  6. Brush a little bit of glaze over each fish (just so it covers it a bit) and cover pan with foil.
  7. Bake for 5- minutes.
  8. Remove foil and turn oven up to 400.
  9. Brush on the rest of the glaze (it's ok if it falls off into the pan).
  10. Bake for about 5 minutes more.
  11. Love fish.

Make some extra glaze and pour it over steamed broccoli on the side. Wow.

*if you stick a fork in the ginger and run it back and forth over the grater, you will protect your fingers.


Blythe said...

mmm. That sounds delicious. I love tilapia. Good use of ginger--I also like brown sugar dissolved in a bit of soy sauce as a glaze. Add some pineapple and you have another tasty, tangy option.

Boki Mame said...

Nice tip D. I love fish. I had some flounder last night. Can you guess how I cooked it..... In butter and salt. YUM!

Dave said...

Oooooh pineapple! Great suggestion!

j*amy said...

my fear of fish is 85% mental i'm sure. i've had crab[cake] before and though i thought it tasted...good...[maybe it was the fried breading]...i couldn't mentally get over the fact that i was eating CRAB to fully enjoy it...

puremotif said...

ha! i'd like to see you try to cure my fish hatred.

aaron said...

I think this only works with talapia. Because talapia and walleye are the only fish that are possible to eat.

Di said...

D., Isn't that an awful long time to cook two fillets? I like using a glass dish covering it with wax paper using lemons and seasonings. Popping it then in the microwave. I am then done in no time.

Just another day in paradise said...

Sounds great!