9 Homecook-Approved Ways to Cook Fish, Including Cod Fish and Salmon

Easy Fish Recipes

Fish is among the healthiest meats on the planet. It is packed with good stuff like protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty-acids. In the midst of the pandemic, a healthy diet is more important than ever and we are here to help!


While perhaps we’re all familiar with our usual steamed fish, there are many other ways to elevate it. From Pan-Fried Cod Fish with Sweet and Sour Sauce to Baked Salmon Miso, here are 9 fish recipes to explore and surprise your dinner guests.

1. Oven Baked Chong Qing Grilled Fish

If you are a fan of spice and mala, try this fuss-free recipe in under 45 minutes. The star of this show is not only the fish but the sauces. You’d be surprised at how easily the sauces  can be found at your local supermarkets, so be ready to indulge in some spicy goodness. Some even say this beats the $50++ dishes sold in restaurants!


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/chong-qing-grilled-fish

Preparation Time: 45 minutes. Serves 4. 


2. Pan-Fried Mackerel with Sambal

Discover the dish that many Malay and Peranakan households crown as their specialty! If you claim to be a spice connoisseur, you wouldn’t want to miss out on learning the deep tradition of stuffing fish with chilli in just 4 steps. Alternatively, the leftovers can be used as a dipping sauce if you need an extra kick.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/pan-fried-mackerel-with-chilli

Preparation Time: 35 minutes. Serves 4.


3. Fish Broth (No Milk)

Nothing beats a warm bowl of fish soup on a rainy or sick day. Enjoy an explosion of different flavours, from the richness of deep fried fish bones to sweetness from fresh ginger — surely the best way we know to make your typical Singaporean Fish Soup.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/fish-soup/

Preparation Time: 1 hour Serves 3-4.


4. Steamed Fish with Chilli Ginger

Even if you only have an hour of lunch break, you can still whip up a delicious meal with this recipe that you can complete in under 30 minutes. If you’re worried about a “fishy” taste, this recipe shares a versatile chilli-ginger mix that explodes with flavour, musking any fishiness.


It’s a well-balanced and nutritious dish as well, meaning you’ll be ready to tackle the rest of the day with a full belly, no guilt!


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/chilli-ginger-steamed-fish/

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Serves 2.


5. Grilled Saba Fish

Compared to favourites like Salmon and Cod, not many people have mastered the skill of making a scrumptious plate of Grilled Saba Fish. While there tends to be less meat on the bones, did you know that Saba is ideal for grilling or pan frying as they have high amounts of fat? With this recipe, you can achieve the perfect texture of crispy skin and flavourful meat. Pair it with a bed of sliced onions and it’s ready to serve.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/grilled-saba-fish/

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Serves 2.


6. Pan-Fried Cod Fish Fillet with Sweet & Sour Sauce

This is a nutrition-packed dish that’s so simple to prepare! Known commonly as a confinement dish, this Pan-Fried Cod Fish Fillet with Sweet and Sour Sauce is perfect for mummies and anyone who needs an immunity boost.


The flakey goodness of cod paired with crunchy, tangy peppers are surely a match made in heaven. Pro tip: Remember to dust both sides lightly with potato flour for that extra crisp.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/pan-fried-cod-fish-fillet-with-sweet-sour-sauce/

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Serves 3-4.

7. Baked Miso Salmon

This 5-ingredient miso marinade is sure to zhng up your usual oven-baked salmon. Marinating and baking the whole fillet marries the rich, umami flavours of the marinade with the fresh, fishy goodness.


Many people debate on the perfect time to bake a salmon for, and we’ve found that about 20 minutes, at 180 celsius, is the sweet spot for a juicy and tender salmon fillet. However, note that if you’ve got a thicker fillet, you may have to leave it in the oven for up to 5 minutes longer!


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/baked-miso-salmon/

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Serves 3-4.


8. Spicy Mayo Salmon Poke

Think western cai png, where it’s rice plus your favourite ingredients. Here, we have a Spicy Mayo Salmon Poke recipe here for your main protein, topped with a spicy mayo sauce that really brings out the flavour of the sashimi-grade salmon. Pair with Japanese rice for a filling and complete meal.


P.S. If you’re not sure where to get sashimi-grade salmon, we recommend you check out specialised Japanese supermarkets like Don Don Donki or Mediya.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/spicy-mayo-salmon-poke/

Preparation Time: 45 minutes Serves 2.


9. Steamed Cod Fish with Fried Garlic and Ginger

Cod Fish is quite a fatty fish, but the good news is that it’s actually healthy fat, filled with omega-3 fatty acids. Between the delicate texture of the fish meat and the umami flavour of soy sauce, this simple recipe is full of flavour that will please young and old alike.


Recipe: https://themeatmen.sg/steamed-cod-fish-with-fried-garlic-and-ginger/

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Serves 4.


Fish Recipes

There are many ways to cook fish at home. What’s more, many of the fish recipes here can be done in under 45 minutes! Whipping up something tasty, healthy and fast really doesn’t take a lot. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch bite or preparing for a dinner feast, these recipes are ready to help you serve up a delicious protein-filled, healthy dish.




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