How to Reheat Fish
Many of us have been there. Sitting at your desk, concentration wavering after a mornings work. You look up at the clock that sits at a slight angle on the office wall. Time for lunch? Your rumbling stomach confirms your suspicions.
Then, slowly at first but with the creeping inevitability smell of Nairobi river or Kikomba Market, the air turns fishy and not in a good way. You all look around with a sneer. The source is the microwave in the office kitchen, which somebody has managed to reheat Omena or Mbuta possibly. Your hunger wanes and all eyes scan to identify the culprit.
Microwaving fish is a disaster awaiting, leave alone the route to culinary disaster but workplace ostracism too. Subjecting inherently delicate fish especially oily species such as salmon, Mbuta, Tilapia, Mackerel… to the unforgiving heat of a microwave merely causes the fatty acids to oxidases into aldehydes and renders kitchens and offices barely inhabitable for hours afterwards.
As we believe in freshness and quality of good fish, we advise against reheating fish via microwave. What this does, is cause a beautiful fish to become rubbery and dry.
When reheating fish in the microwave, it is important to make sure that the fish is cooked thoroughly to avoid food poisoning. It is also important to check for any bones that may have been missed when the fish was initially cooked. If the fish was previously frozen, it should be thawed before being microwaved.
When using microwave, it is also important to use a shallow dish that allows for even heating and to avoid stacking pieces of fish on top of each other. It is also important to stir the fish during the process to ensure that it is heated evenly and microwave it 2 to 3 minutes.
– Preheat your oven or toaster oven to190C degrees.
– Place the fish on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
– Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the fish is heated through.
– Make sure to check the fish for doneness before eating.
Following these tips will help you enjoy your fish dishes without having to worry about food safety.
Good job!This is very informative.