Unlike most cooking methods that cook from the bottom-up, oven-broiling cooks from the top-down. Simple and quick, broiling is ideally suited to food that only needs a short amount of cooking time. And better still, since every oven comes with a broiling function, there’s really no special equipment required. Here are some of our favorite—and expert-approved—tips to help you broil seafood like a pro.
Here’s our favorite tips to help you broil like a pro:
- Try marinating your seafood before broiling. In addition to adding flavor, it’ll also help keep your seafood moist.
- Move your rack to the highest possible position in your oven.
- Let the broiler preheat for at least five minutes before cooking.
- Keep an eye on it—broiling is very fast, so most food will be done in 5-10 minutes.
- Try adding a little liquid like stock, wine, or broth if you’re worried your seafood might dry out.
Here’s what you need:
- Oven with broiling function
- Broiling rack
- Brush for basting
Best seafood for broiling
Fish: Bluefish, Cod, Grouper, Haddock, Halibut, Kingfish, King Mackerel, Kona Kampachi, Mahi mahi, Mullet, Monkfish, Northern Pike, Perch, Pike, Pollock, Pompano, Roughy, Rockfish, Sablefish, Shark, Salmon, Sea Bass, Striped Bass, Swordfish, Trout, Tuna, Walleye
Other seafood: Lobster tail, large Shrimp