Many types of fish, including herring, lake trout and salmon, are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which will reduce a person's risk of cardiovascular disease according to the American Heart Association. The use of buttermilk is an effective and tasty way to tenderize fish, which is difficult to tenderize otherwise by beating it with a meat tenderizing tool. The acids founds in the buttermilk will break down the fish, making the finished product more tender and delicious.
Things You'll Need
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Plastic zippered bag
Pour 2 cups buttermilk into a zippered plastic bag. Use a larger bag if you are marinating several pieces of fish.
Place the fish into the bag and close it tightly, paying attention that all of the fish is submerged in the buttermilk.
Store the fish inside the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes. According to Fine Cooking, fish does not require an excessive amount of time to tenderize in the acidic buttermilk.
Remove the fish from the buttermilk and rinse under cool water, if desired. Otherwise, leave the buttermilk as a layer of flavoring when preparing the fish.
Pour the buttermilk down the drain and throw out the plastic bag. Do not reuse the buttermilk to tenderize any other cuts of meat.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images
How to Tenderize Meat on the Cheap
Tenderizing beef, pork and other types of meat softens the meat's fibers and connective tissues as well as opens the meat's tissues...
How to Thaw Frozen Fish in Milk
Thawing frozen fish in milk is a good way to take away any fishy flavor the meat may carry. The milk soaks...
How to Treat a Bee Sting with Meat Tenderizer
Ouch! You're working in the garden and you get stung by a bee. For most of us, it's an all too common...
How to Tenderize Calamari
Crispy, golden and mouth-watering tender rings of fried calamari work either as an appetizer or a light main course. Squid tends to...
How to Use Buttermilk As a Beef Tenderizer
Buttermilk is a product that is a combination of milk and added microorganisms that give the milk a tart taste and thicker...