How to Cook Seafood – A City Pier Seafood Guide
At City Pier Seafood, we want our customers to be confident when preparing and cooking their seafood. Our How to Cook Seafood cheat sheet clarifies preparation, cooking temperatures, and cooking method by seafood type, so serving and eating great tasting seafood will be pure and simple.
Cooking Instructions
How to Cook Fresh Seafood
How to Cook Frozen Seafood
Salmon, Cod, Tuna, Swordfish, Halibut and Flounder

Cook to an internal temperature of 145°F

Cook to an internal temperature of 145°F

Cook within 24 hours of thawing

Scallops

Pan sear for 2–3 minutes on both sides or until opaque

Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes until opaque and broil for crispy brown

Thaw for 1 hour

Pan sear for 2–3 minutes on each side, or bake at 400°F for 15 minutes then broil if desired

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Thaw for 45 minutes

Bake for 15 minutes and then broil for 5–10 minutes if desired

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp With Pepper Jack Cheese

Defrost for 30 minutes

Bake for 5 minutes on each side

Broil if desired

How to Cook Ready-to-Eat Seafood
How to Cook Frozen Seafood
Shrimp

Reheat in pan, steamer, or microwave for 3–4 minutes

Thaw for 1–2 hours

Sauté for 2–3 minutes or until opaque

Bake/broil at 400°F for 6–8 minutes or until opaque

Cooking Methods By Seafood
Salmon

Bake, Broil, En Papillote, Grill, Pan Roast, Pan Sear, Poach, Roast, Sauté, Steam

Cod

Bake, En Papillote, Fry, Pan Roast, Poach

Tuna

Grill, Pan Sear

Swordfish

Bake, Grill, Pan Roast

Halibut

Bake, En Papillote, Grill, Pan Roast, Pan Sear, Poach

Flounder

Bake, En Papillote, Grill, Pan Roast

Shrimp

Bake, Fry, Grill, Pan Sear, Poach, Steam

Sea Scallops

Bake, Grill, Pan Sear

Bay Scallops

Bake, Poach, Sauté

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Bake, Grill

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp With Pepper Jack Cheese

Bake

Cooking Methods Defined
Bake

Cooking in an oven

Broil

Cooking by exposing food to direct radiant heat, either a grill or live coals or below a gas burner or electric coal

En Papillote

Cooked and served in a paper wrapper

Fry

Cooking food in hot fat or oil, typically in a shallow pan

Grill

Cooking on a grill

Poach

Slowly simmer food in liquid until it is cooked

Pan Roast

Cooking something part way in a pan over direct heat and then moving that pan into an oven to finish cooking

Pan Sear

Cooking at high temperature until a browned crust forms

Sauté

Cook food in a little oil over high heat

Steam

Cooking that requires moist heat