How do you cook your fish? You are eating fish a couple of times a week, right? We try very hard and most weeks we get at least two servings of fish in.
I never really liked fish until I was well into my 30's. I'm still a bit picky about what fish I eat. Of course, I try to make sure it's fresh not farmed and that it's on the sustainability list or marked as from a sustainable source (WF Market is great for this).
I also don't like to get a fish bone in my mouth. We all have our "things" and this is one of mine. I basically have to stop eating if I get a bone in my mouth-Ewwww. Sorry! So I stay away from fish that have little bones that are impossible to remove prior to cooking.
OK, enough about me. Oh, one more thing, I don't like my fish undercooked. I know it's all the rage for chefs to serve fish "medium rare" but I like mine cooked so it is still slightly translucent and still flavorful, tender and moist, but not with that raw texture (except for ahi tuna). I always ask the server in a restaurant to be sure that is how my fish is cooked. And at home, of course, I have control over that.
Here's how I tell if the fish is cooked just right. First, most fish takes less than 3-4 minutes per side to cook, so use that as a guide. The true indication that the fish is no longer raw is that it will flake easily when you push down gently with a spatula.
I had this beautiful piece of halibut, seasoned it with some Penzey's Northwoods Seasoning that a friend gave me, and cooked it in a splash of olive oil over med-high heat for 3 minutes each side. (You can use any dried seasoning that you like, but if you haven't tried Penzey's Seasonings I heartily recommend them-my opinion, not paid for!)
You can see here how it flaked when I checked for doneness.
And see, it is still moist and slightly translucent inside. I served this with some of my mango salsa, steamed spinach, and some mashed white potatoes mixed with purple sweet potatoes and some chives from my garden-YUM!
What fish are you eating and what's your favorite way to prepare it?