I’m all for eating pulled pork and soup year-round, though now that it’s summer, I’m often in the mood for lighter fare, like fish and seafood. But can you make them in your slow cooker?
That’s one question a reader asked in our most recent Facebook slow cooker chat with Michael Tyrrell, our food editor and resident crock-pot guru. Here’s his response:
You can do fish in the slow cooker but you really have to keep cooking time short or it gets really dry.
My feeling about it is that since you can’t regulate the temperature on most slow cookers and because fish cooks so fast, you’re better off doing it on the stovetop, oven or grill–unless it’s just too hot to use any of those devices and you’re okay with keeping an eye on fish in the slow cooker. It’s not a good set-and-forget candidate.
However, our editors and my fellow Slow Cooker Chronicler, Irina, have had success making seafood in their slow cookers. Check out their recipes here:
Slow Cooker Orange Tuna and Bok Choy
Slow Cooker Salmon and Bok Choy
Slow Cooker Jerk-Marinated Mahi Mahi
Slow Cooker Seafood Pesto Pasta
Slow Cooker Shrimp Stir-Fry
Have you made fish in the slow cooker? How did it turn out?
Heather Eng is web editor of FamilyCircle.com.