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love2cook
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soaking fish in milk
      #3962 - 12/17/00 05:12 PM

Has anyone ever heard of soaking fillets of fish in milk or buttermilk...can anyone tell me why this is done? Marination? I have also heard that chicken can be soaked in buttermilk to tenderize, does the same apply to the fish? It really facinated me when I heard this recently.

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Frank James Holub
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Re: soaking fish in milk
      #6769 - 01/14/01 01:14 PM

There are several reasons for soaking fish in milk. (1) it restores freshness, removing the "fishy" taste, and,(2)for shellfish,especially shrimp, it removes the iodine taste common to them. I don't know if it does anything for marination, I usually rinse the soaked fillets with water and drain well on paper towels before proceeding with the recipe.

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Frank James Holub
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Re: soaking fish in milk
      #6770 - 01/14/01 01:16 PM

There are several reasons for soaking fish in milk. (1) it restores freshness, removing the "fishy" taste, and,(2)for shellfish,especially shrimp, it removes the iodine taste common to them. I don't know if it does anything for marination, I usually rinse the soaked fillets with water and drain well on paper towels before proceeding with the recipe. I have never done it with chicken, although I usually soak my chicken in heavily salted water for 15-30 minutes to kill any organisms on the meat.

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Scott
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Re: soaking fish in milk
      #6771 - 10/05/02 12:21 PM

Also, if you soak soft shell crabs in milk first before frying, it tends to plump them up. Try it!

Good eatin.

S


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luv2cook
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Re: soaking fish in milk
      #6772 - 11/04/02 12:04 AM

If you soak the fish in buttermilk they say ("food TV") that the fish is flakier and has a better flavor.

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