When Sea Best Ocean Perch is on the menu, your family will “perch” themselves at the kitchen table before you can holler, “seafood night!” Sea Best Ocean Perch is lean, moist and flaky with a mild flavor that hints at sweetness. Perch tastes fantastic fried; try dredging in a thick coat of breading or pecans.
BAKE, BROIL OR PAN FRY
To Thaw: Remove fillets from vacuum wrap. Place fillets in bowl of cool water until completely thawed or place in refrigerator for 24 hours until thawed.
Simple Preparation Instructions: For best taste and texture, pan fry the ocean perch fillets.
Pan Fry: Fry a single layer of fillets in a skillet with hot oil at 350°F until golden brown or until fish flakes easily. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain, and serve immediately.
Bake: Preheat oven to 425°F. Place fillet (skin-side down) in lightly oiled shallow baking dish. Season with salt, pepper and butter or margarine. Bake 6 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness of fillet until it is opaque throughout.
Broil: Preheat broiler. If desired, season fish with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Place pan containing fish 4 to 5 inches from heat and broil 6 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness of fillet. Test flaking at thickest part of fillet.
CAUTION: Contents will be hot. Heating times are approximate. They will vary due to the make, model and temperature calibration of your stove or oven.