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Cook it frozen!


fish with capers and lemon


What a delight to find out that you can cook frozen fish — no thawing needed! Very easy. You all probably knew that already. I’m so happy to learn this I may actually cook fish three times a week as recommended for me by nutritionist Rebecca Snow.

Most recently I cooked frozen salmon fillets in a pan. Delicious. Perfect. If I do say so myself.

Here’s my take on a recipe I saw in the March issue of Oprah. (I wish I could share a link. Looked but could not find.)

Put 4 frozen fish fillets in a bowl with 1 sliced lemon, 1/2 cup Moroccan pitted black olives, 2 tblsp olive oil, a handful of chopped fresh parsley, a red onion sliced, 2 tblsp capers, a shake of crushed red pepper, salt and pepper.

Toss it all around.

Bring a big pan to medium-high heat. Add 2 tblsp olive oil.

Place the lemon slices in the bottom of the pan. Add the fish on top with the rest of the goodies.

Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Flip the fish and cook for another 3 minutes.




Here’s a bonus. The Cook It Frozen website has dozens of recipes for cooking frozen Alaskan fish.

What a revelation!

Love & Light,


Full disclosure: Stock photo. Just learning how to take my own. Hopefully, they’ll show up in the not-too-distant future.


9 Comments to Cook it frozen!

  1. Em's Gravatar Em
    May 16, 2014 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Vegetarian here … I do microwave frozen veggies all the time, though!

  2. Em's Gravatar Em
    May 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, I should say I WAS too lazy to be a very well-nourished vegan, because of course my program makes me much more nutrition conscious!

  3. Myra Tate's Gravatar Myra Tate
    May 26, 2014 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    A fascinating conversation! thanks to both of you. xoxom

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