Quick Answer: Do you grill fish skin up or down?

When cooking fish do you put skin side down first?

Put the fish in skin side first and after a minute or so turn down the heat a little so that the skin doesn’t burn. Keep watching the heat and turning it up or down as needed to keep the fish sizzling gently. When the skin is crisp it will release easily from the pan, so don’t try to move the fillets too soon.

How do you cook fish with skin on one side?

Place the fillets in the pan, skin side down (if applicable), laying them down away from your body. If fillets have skin, press down gently with a spatula for about 20 seconds to prevent curling. Lower heat to medium and let sizzle until fish is golden and caramelized around edges, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Which side of a fish goes down?

Place the fish skin-side down into a hot pan that has some oil in it. Do this front to back, so if the hot oil splatters, it does so away from you. Do not crowd the pan; if there is too much fish in the pan, it will steam rather than roast.

Which side do you cook fish first?

Place the fish flesh side down in the pan. You want to cook the “presentation” side of the fish first. For most fillets, this generally means you want to show the diner the non-skin side. Of course, a lot of fillets in today’s market come with the skin off, in which case it wouldn’t matter which side you cook first.

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How do you grill fish on an electric grill?

Preheat the grill while the fish warms to room temperature. Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper. Once the grill is hot, place the fillets down with 2 inches of room on all sides. As a rule of thumb, for each inch of thickness you should grill for 10 minutes.

How long should I cook fish?

Cook 10 minutes per inch based on the thickest point. Adjust cooking time accordingly if fish is thicker or thinner. Add up to 5 minutes cooking time when fish is cooked in a sauce or wrapped in foil or parchment.