Morey’s products are as easy to prepare, as they are delicious to eat. Even if you’re new to cooking fish, we’re here to make sure it’s a stress-free experience. We’ve laid out some easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for preparing our products. If you ever have any questions regarding the preparation and cooking, don’t hesitate to contact us.
General cooking tips
Regardless of your cooking method, remember that the recommended internal temperature of cooked seafood is 145°F. When testing temperature of seafood, place thermometer in thickest portion of seafood.
To cook from thawed, remove fish from easy-peel pouch and cover, place fish in refrigerator overnight. To quick thaw, place fish (in its clear pouch) in cool water for 20-30 min. Use immediately upon quick thaw. Note: Do not thaw Mahi Mahi in plastic pouch.
When cooking thicker portions of fish, add 1-3 minutes additional cooking time. Be sure that fillets do not overlap during cooking, as this will cause the fillets to cook unevenly.
When grilling, place aluminum foil on grill rack and spray lightly with cooking oil to keep fish from sticking and breaking apart.
When baking, use a foil-lined baking pan for easier clean-up.
Microwave cooking: Testing done in 1100-watt oven. Add 1-3 min. additional cooking time when cooking 2 fillets. Cover microwave safe dish loosely with paper towel.
How to open pouches
Morey’s vacuum packs our fillets to ensure maximum quality and freshness. There are two options to remove the fish from the easy peel pouch.
Option 1: Use the easy peel feature by gently pulling on the corner of the pouch that is loose and pulling the film until the pouch is open and you can flip the pouch onto your baking tray so you fish is skin/flat side down. Pull gently so you don’t spill the marinade.
Option 2: Take a scissors and cut the pouch as close to the fillet as possible. You can cut on the end or the side of the fillet – just remember to cut as close to the fillet as possible to ensure you break the entire seal and will be able to squeeze the portion out of the pouch. Drizzle remaining marinade/sauce over the top of the fillet before cooking.
General cooking times:
Please read each package for specific instructions, but as a general rule, you may follow the below.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove fillets from pouch.
Thawed: Bake fillet(s) 15-18 min. in center of oven.
Frozen: Bake fillet(s) 28-32 min. in center of oven.
Tip: For ease in clean-up when baking, use a foil lined baking pan.
Remove fillets from pouch and place, flat side down, on med-high grill.
Thawed: Grill 10-15 minutes.
Frozen: Grill 20-25 minutes.
Tip: Place aluminum foil on grill rack and spray lightly with cooking oil to keep fish from sticking and breaking apart.
Remove fillets from pouch and place on microwave safe dish. Cover dish loosely with paper towel.
Thawed: Cook on high 2-3 min.
Frozen: Cook on high 3-4 min.
After cooking, let stand in microwave 1-2 min., carefully remove.
Preheat nonstick skillet on low-medium heat. Remove fillets from pouch and place flat side up on hot skillet.
Thawed: Saute 4 minutes, turn fillet over and cover. Cook an additional 8-10 minutes or until done.