Cooking with Chris #1: How to Cook Fresh Seafood, Operating Charcoal vs. Gas Grills, Kitchen Safety


I am SO excited for today's blog post. My dad, Chris, is incredible in the kitchen (and also hilarious which you will see from the vlog hahaha), so, while we are on vacation, I thought now was the perfect time to start up Cooking with Chris. I enjoy cooking, but using a grill and handling uncooked meat can be a little intimidating at first if you don't have a lot of experience. My dad has been using the grill and the smoker for years, so if anyone can bring knowledge on this subject to the blog, it's my dad! I really want this series to show that cooking good, healthy dinners can be simple, relatively inexpensive, and totally unintimidating.

In the video, we are cooking fresh tuna and cod. We made a vlog that takes you through every step of the process from seasoning to grilling to plating and my dad gives his tips and tricks on cooking, properly handling knives in the kitchen, and the difference between charcoal and gas grills. I'm including the recipe in this post, but the video really gives the step by step instructions.



WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1/2-3/4 lb. of fresh tuna (this is enough for an appetizer)
- 2 large filets of cod, 1-1.5 inches thick
- salt (use sparingly)
- black pepper (as much as you want)
- garlic powder (as much as you like)
- Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning (this has salt in it and a lot of flavor, so you don't need to overdo it)
- lemon

COOKING:
- Sear the tuna for 1.5-2 min. a side
- Grill the cod 3 minutes a side

OTHER TIPS:
- It doesn't have to be fancy at all- you can buy the cheapest seasoning.
- Don't overdo the seasoning because you can always add more.
- If you are using the same recipe for chicken or beef, my dad recommends adding a little onion powder.
- If you are buying your fish at home and can't get it fresh like we did here, my dad recommends going to Sam's Club, but, most importantly, making sure you are buying US, wild caught fish.

If you have any requests for what you want to see next on Cooking with Chris, send them my way! We will definitely be back with more.

Thanks for reading xx.

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