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Avoid These Costly Mistakes On Your Next Fish Fry

Everyone knows that not thoroughly cooking your food is bad for you. When cooking fish, shrimp, crabs, and other seafood, many people often commit crucial mistakes. Many individuals make mistakes when washing, preparing, cooking, and serving a fish dinner. Here are some errors to avoid when preparing your next fish fry. 

Costas Inn Fish Fry Mistakes

Avoid these costly mistakes.

You Constantly Move Your Fish While Cooking It

Fish, unlike other types of seafood and proteins, is highly fragile. The more it moves about in the pan while cooking, the more juice it will produce. It is best when fish is crispy and juicy while remaining soft to chew. When pan-frying fish, please maintain the heat consistently and do not turn it up too high. It will only take three or four minutes to cook the fish before flipping it over. Baking the fish requires a ten-minute cooking time followed by some resting time. If you want more flavor, simply baste the fish with olive oil to create more complex flavors.

Issues With Freezing And Storage

Before placing fish filets in the freezer, they should be thoroughly washed and dried. This prevents freezer burn, especially if the fish is stored for more than two weeks.

You Don’t Season Your Fish At The Right Time

Finally, consider how you season your fish. While salting or strengthening the fish while it is still cooking in the skillet appears to be the best method, it can dry the fish. It draws out the fats and fluids, which is the reverse of what you desire.

You Value Quantity Over Quality

Another common blunder is placing a premium on quantity over quality. Firmer fish is fresher because if it has been frozen for an extended period, it will impair the quality of the fish in terms of how well it cooks and tastes. If you need to make a considerable lot of sushi or anchovies to go on pizza, having ten pounds of tiny frozen fish is a good idea, but adding five pounds of higher-grade fish, such as salmon, rockfish, or sea bass, can make a difference – especially for a seafood restaurant.


Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!

You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.

You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!

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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes