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Go Fish
Men's Health, November 2009

You've mastered meat, conquered chicken, and maybe even vanquished vegetables. So why are so many men still floundering with fish? Our comprehensive primer will gut the intimidation factor and have you cooking the world's most powerful protein with the skill of a seafaring chef.

Fish may be the healthiest food on the planet, but that's just one of the benefits of eating it. There is no protein that's quicker, more adaptable, and easier to cook than a spanking-fresh hunk of fish. Too many men view this meat as a tricky ingredient that's destinted to turn to leather, or mush, despite their best culinary efforts. But with help from four of the greatest seafood chefs ever to wield a boning knife, we'll prove that you, too, can cook truly amazing fish tonight. Learn a handful of shopping rules and master a few basic techniques, and you can bake, braise, saute, grill, and poach your way through the entire fish case with the confidence of a man raised on the tides. Go ahead--take the plunge.