The slow cooker is often used to make meals such as stews or soups. Fish is not usually prepared using this tool. Actually, many people do not take this approach of cooking fish, partly because it is too rapid to perform.
We have news for you — the slow cooker can work exceptionally well for some fish dishes. One of the reasons is that the process of slow cooking helps the meat saturate significantly more flavor than what it would otherwise. Moreover, you can even come up with some astounding fish recipes, using this tool, that you would not be able to prepare with traditional cooking methods.
Just imagine the following scenario: your husband takes his tackle box out and goes fishing. He has a successful day and comes back with the prey. He would like to eat a fish meal next day after coming home from work, but you have tons of stuff to do and do not have time to make a demanding recipe. However, you prepare the fish within minutes and put everything in the slow cooker. You go shopping, take your kids from school, take a bath, and by the time your husband is home, dinner is served! That is what such a kitchen tool can do for you!
Depending on the recipe, there are a lot of things you can accomplish in the meantime, without having to stay put in the kitchen, stirring and adding ingredients.
Even if you haven’t thought about using the slow cooker to prepare fish, this method is worth trying. With the appropriate recipe, you can create surprising outcomes, involving the minimum amount of effort. The selection of recipes we prepared can help you develop your cooking abilities in this direction as well.
Slow Cooker Miso-Poached Salmon
This meal is a light, but comforting broth, perfect for those cold winter nights. It is a really simple dish, however full of flavor.
What you need to do is to combine fish stock, ginger, miso paste, and scallions in your slow cooker and leave it on low for 4 hours.
Afterward, turn heat to high, put in salmon fillets and mushrooms, and cook for ten more minutes. Last step — season with salt, and fish sauce, if you wish.
Slow Cooker Red Curry with Cod
For this recipe, pour coconut milk and whisk ground ginger, garlic powder, curry powder, and curry paste, into the slow cooker. Stir smoothly and add chopped bell peppers and carrots, then place the cod fillet into the sauce. Set it on low temperature and cook for two hours. Once the fish meat is done, break it into small pieces, and season with salt and pepper.
The rice should be prepared as directed on the package. Serve the slow cooker curried cod with cilantro, and green onion garnished rice.
Slow Cooker Vietnamese Braised Catfish
This dish is a Vietnamese classic braised fish recipe made in the slow cooker. If you are fortunate enough to find good catfish at the market, it is really worth trying.
First, melt the sugar into caramel, in a saucepan. Add coconut water, shallots, ginger, chili, and fish sauce. Move everything into the slow cooker. Add the catfish stakes, and set your cooker on low. Leave it for six hours. In the end, you can decorate with coriander leaves.
Slow Cooker Tuna Salpicao
This slow cooker version of the classic Salpicao may even be better than the original. Feel free to adapt the spices to everyone’s taste.
Combine olive oil, jalapenos, garlic, black peppercorns, red chili, and salt in the slow cooker, and leave it for four hours on low. After this time has passed, turn the temperature to high, add the tuna, cut into inch cubes, and cook for ten more minutes.
Pineapple-ginger poached milkfish
This method may prove to be the best way to cook milkfish and most other fresh fish. The sugars from the pineapple do wonders in this seafood dish.
All you need to do is season the fish with salt and combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker. The other components of the dish are peeled and thinly sliced ginger, black peppercorns, minced garlic, pineapple chunks and juice, white vinegar, and four or five pieces of Jalapeno peppers.
Let it cook for four hours, and that is it!
Slow cooker lemon and Dill Salmon
Cooking this type of fish in the slow cooker offers perfectly prepared salmon with a minimum amount of effort. Containing just a few ingredients, this recipe is both healthy and simple.
Spray your slow cooker abundantly using cooking spray. Cover the salmon with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, fresh dill, and garlic. Put the salmon into the cooker and top with lemon slices. Let it simmer for two hours on low or one hour on high — it is your choice.
Slow cooker Moqueca (with shrimp & Tilapia)
This is a Brazilian-inspired recipe that relies only on the fresh flavors of seafood and aromatic vegetables. The coconut cream supplements the richness of this tasty dish.
At the bottom of the cooker, arrange the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and bell pepper. Pour coconut milk and lime juice and cook for an hour on high. Sprinkle the fish meat with salt and pepper, and put it with shrimps in the slow cooker, leaving it for another 20 minutes. Top everything with some chopped cilantro.
Slow cooker soy-ginger steamed pompano
Did you consider using your slow cooker to invent delicious steamed recipes? This unique dish of steamed Pompano is perfect from this perspective.
First, take your fish fillet knife and begin gutting, scaling, and making diagonal slits on both sides of the fish. Mix sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, honey, and Chinese cooking wine in a bowl. On the base of the slow cooker, arrange leeks, and lay the fish on top. Pour the soy-ginger compound, and cook for one hour on high. Garnish with chopped cilantro and fried garlic.