imarku Cookware Guide

The Best Pans for Cooking Any Fish (3 Cooking Methods)

Fish dish

Common Ways to Cook Fish

Fish is a versatile food that can be cooked in many different ways. Some common methods include baking, frying, grilling, and steaming. Each method of cooking has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. For example, baking is a popular way to cook fish because it is relatively simple and does not require a lot of added fat. However, it can be easy to overcook baked fish, so it is important to keep an eye on it while it is in the oven.

Another popular method is frying. Frying is quick and easy, and fried fish often has a crispy exterior that most people find appealing. But do remember that all of that oil can add a lot of extra calories and fat to a dish. If you’re looking for a healthier option, then go with grilling.

Grilled fish is often lower in calories when compared to fish cooked with other methods of cooking. But it’s quite labor-intensive, and you wouldn’t normally want to go through the whole trouble of setting up a grill if you don’t have much time to spare for cooking. If you want, you can steam the fish; this results into a moist and tender final product that is both tasty and low in calories.

A plate with a whole fish

What Should You Look For in a Pan for Cooking Fish?

No matter what kind of cooking method you choose, there’s a high chance that you’re going to need a best cooking pan. There are many different types out there, but not all of them are great with fish. There are a few things you need to take into consideration in order to choose the right pan for cooking fish. Below are some tips to help you make your decision.


The type of material you choose for your pan is important because it will affect how well the fish cooks. If you use a pan that is too thin, the fish will stick and be difficult to flip. On the other hand, if you use a pan that is too thick, the fish will take longer to cook. For best results, choose a pan that is made of a quality material such as stainless steel, copper, or aluminum.


The size of the pan you choose should be based on the amount of fish you plan to cook. If you are cooking for a large group, you will need a larger pan. However, if you are cooking for a smaller group or just a few people, you can get away with a smaller pan.


Your budget is another important factor to consider when choosing a pan for cooking fish. There are many high-quality pans on the market that can be quite expensive. If you are on a tight budget, there are also many affordable options that will get the job done.


When choosing a pan for cooking fish, you also need to consider how often you plan to use it. If you only plan to use it occasionally, you may not need to invest in a high-quality, expensive pan. However, if you plan to use it frequently, it is worth investing in a quality pan that will last.


Finally, you need to consider how easy the pan is to clean. Fish can be quite messy, so it is important to choose a pan that is easy to clean. If you plan to use it frequently, it is worth investing in a dishwasher-safe pan.

Here are some excellent pan choices that you can check out:

Pans for Searing Fish

12" Stainless Clad Frying Pan

12" Stainless Clad Frying Pan
Specs & Features

This 12" stainless clad frying pan is the perfect size for searing fish. The stainless steel material is durable and easy to clean, while the aluminum core ensures even heat distribution. The pan also has a flared edge, which makes it easy to turn fish without losing any of the sear.


-Heats evenly and quickly, thanks to the aluminum core

-The pan is oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit

-Has a comfortable handle that stays cool to the touch


-Pan is a bit  heavy and not as easy to maneuver as some of the other options on the market

Nonstick Frying Pan

This is from the Imarku 16-Piece Nonstick Red Cookware Set.

nonstick fry pan

Specs & Features

If you're looking for a versatile and reliable cookware set, you'll want to check out the 16-Piece Nonstick Red Cookware Set. Made of durable aluminum, this set includes all of the essential pieces you need to equip your kitchen, including a saucepan, stockpot, saute pan, and more. The set also features a nonstick coating that makes cooking and cleanup a breeze. Plus, the included nonstick frying pan is just the right size for cooking small to medium-sized fish.


-A great value for the money

-The set includes all the basic cookware pieces that you need to get started in the kitchen

-Bright red color of the cookware is eye-catching and will add a pop of color to your kitchen


-The nonstick surface may eventually wear down if you’re not careful.

-Frying pan can’t accommodate larger fish.

Dutch Oven

Specs & Features

The Imarku dutch oven is made of durable cast iron and features a enamel coating. It is designed with a deep well and high sides, making it perfect for cooking large meals. The lid is fitted with a tight-fitting silicone gasket that helps to lock in heat and moisture.


-Wide, deep design is perfect for braising meats, vegetables, fish, and other seafood

-Oven is safe to use on all cooktops, including induction

-Enameled cast iron construction provides even heat distribution Cons:

-Enamel can’t chip over time


-heavy and kind of wieldy compared to other pans

Sauce Pan For Braising Fish

The Sauce Pan is from the Imarku 14-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set.

Specs & Features

This is a heavy-duty cookware set that is built to last. The set includes a 1.5-quart saucepan, a 3-quart saucepan, a 8-inch skillet, a 10-inch skillet, and a 5-quart Dutch oven with lid. The cookware is made of high-quality 18/10 stainless steel and has a beautiful hammered finish.


-Sauce pan s ideal for braising fish, as the hammered design helps to keep the fish moist and flavorful

-Set includes all the essential pieces for cooking, so you'll always have what you need on hand

-Made of high-quality stainless steel that will last for years.


-Buying the whole set can be a bit pricey

Stock Pot for Steaming Fish

It's from the 14-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set.

imarku 14 piece pots and pans set

The iMarku stock pot is a high-quality stock pot that is perfect for simmering or boiling large amounts of food. The pot is made of durable stainless steel with a triple-ply bottom that ensures even heat distribution. It is suitable for steaming fish, as it has a steamer insert that fits into the pot.


-Pot also has a tempered glass lid, so you can easily see what's going on inside

-Has a stay-cool handle

-You can make a lot of food at once


-Non-stick coating can peel off after extended use

If you're looking into cooking fish and other dishes, then look no further than the Imarku 14-piece Stainless Steel Cookware set. Made of durable stainless steel, this cookware set is built to withstand frequent use. It includes all the essential pieces for cooking, from a frying pan to a saucepan (both of which you'll use often if you regularly cook fish), so you'll be prepared for any kind of meal. The set also comes with a matching lid for each piece, so you can keep your food covered while it cooks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can you sear fish without sticking?

The best way to sear fish without sticking is to make sure that your pan is hot before you add any oil. Then, add just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan and heat it until it is hot. When the oil is hot, add the fish to the pan and sear it for a few minutes on each side.

How to cook fish from frozen?

If you're looking to cook a frozen fish, the first thing you'll need to do is thaw it out. To do this, you can either leave the fish in the refrigerator for a few hours or place it in a bowl of cold water. Once the fish is thawed, you can cook it however you like.

How long should you cook fish?

When it comes to cooking fish, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The best way to determine how long to cook fish is to use a food thermometer. For fish that is cooked all the way through, the internal temperature should reach 145F. For fish that is still pink in the center and slightly translucent, the internal temperature should reach 135F. Use these guidelines to cook fish to your desired level of doneness.

What’s the best way to cook your fish?

There are a number of ways to cook fish, and the best way depends on the type of fish. For example, oily fish like salmon are best cooked using methods that don’t add additional fat, such as baking, grilling, or poaching. Leaner fish like tilapia can be cooked using a variety of methods, including pan-frying, baking, or grilling.

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