Fish Basics

Do you like to eat fish? Do you know how to make delicious fish at home? Let us help you integrate fish into your regular dinner routine with our back-to-basics guide. Before you start to cook, you need to know how to buy for optimal freshness. Use our tips to know exactly what to look for at the store to choose the best fish. If you forgot to ask for your fillet to be skinned, use our guide to walk you through the steps of how to skin a fish. If you're a fan of sushi, we've got the perfect primer for you: how to roll sushi! Perfect as finger food at parties or for an elegant dinner, you'll be able to make your own sushi at home with any flavor you desire. Unsure how long to cook fish, shellfish, or other seafood? Refer to our downloadable charts of cooking times for everything from shrimp to crab and mussels to oysters -- even lobster. To break it down even more, we've got seven simple ways for you to take fish from fridge to table in just minutes.

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How to Saute Salmon

Learn how to cook salmon in a skillet in just a few easy steps! With this technique for pan-seared salmon added to your cooking repertoire, you'll always be just a few minutes away from a quick and easy dinner. Plus, we have tips on how to saute salmon with skin, and a no-fuss method for removing the skin before serving.
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How to Flake Fish with a Fork

Confused on how to check your fish for doneness? Just flake it with a fork! We'll show you how.
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How to Cook Tuna

Fresh tuna steaks are versatile and easy to cook. Follow these tips and directions for grilling, skillet-cooking, and baking fresh and delicious tuna. We'll teach you the tricks to pan-seared tuna steak, tuna steak seasoning, and more!
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How to Boil Crab Legs for a Special Dinner Any Night

Boiling crab legs makes creating a special-occasion meal a cinch! If you know how to boil water, you basically already know how to cook crab legs. So we'll show you how to get the meat out of the legs and also how to cook frozen crab legs.
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How to Bake Salmon

Baked salmon recipes from the oven are easy and quick for easy weeknight meal. Ditch the thinking that seafood recipes are only for fancy meals and fine dining restaurants and start adding them to your weekly meal plan. Follow along as we show you how to bake salmon and try a few of our oven-baked salmon recipes that will prove how easy it is to make a delicious salmon dinner.
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How to Cook Crab

Follow our easy step-by-step instructions for cooking whole, live crabs. We'll also show you four quick ways to prepare precooked crab legs.
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How to Cook Lobster Fit for a Fancy Dinner Celebration

If you're intimidated by live lobsters, relax; they're really easy to cook. Think about lobster prep like cooking corn on the cob—just plunge them into boiling water. Our step-by-step instructions for how to cook lobster is about a 30-minute process, including separating the meat from the shell.