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Learn how to prepare your Early Dawn® products from scratch!

Learn how to prepare your Early Dawn® products from scratch!

Golden Phoenix poultry

Fish Varieties & Cooking Recommendations

How to Select The Best Fish For You

CATFISH

CATFISH

Is a type of fish with no scales on their bodies. The texture of this fish is firm and its flavor is known to be mild and sweet. The most common method used to cook catfish is by batter-breading and frying (deep frying).

Deep Frying.

GOLDEN POMPANO

GOLDEN POMPANO

Has a moderate fat content which contributes to its mild flavor. The texture is characterized as a medium texture.


Bake, Broil, Grill and Pan Frying.

PANGA

PANGA

Has a sweet and mild flavor. Texture is firm and flaky. Most common cooking method is deep frying. However, other cooking methods are also recommended for Panga.


Deep Frying, Bake, Broil, Sauté and Steam.

SWAI

SWAI

Is a Catfish from Vietnam which has a milder taste and more delicate texture than its relative Catfish and may therefore be more approachable for people who do not normally care for catfish. Swai has a sweet and mild flavor and a delicate texture.


Bake, Broil, Deep Frying, Sauté and Steam.

TILAPIA

TILAPIA

Is known for having a sweet and mild taste, lean flesh, and medium-firm flaky texture.


Baking, Broiling, Sautéing and Steaming.

COD

COD

Is known to have a lean mild flavor, flesh with large flakes, and a tender to firm texture


Baking and Pan Frying.

FLOUNDER

FLOUNDER

Is known to have mild flavor with sweet undertones due to its low levels of oiliness and a delicate texture.


Baking, Broiling and Sautéing.

HADDOCK

HADDOCK

Has a mild and sweet flavor and a firm yet tender texture.


Baking, Broiling, Deep Frying, Poaching, Sautéing, and Smoking.

OCEAN PERCH

OCEAN PERCH

Has a mild taste that can be a bit sweet, with lean meat with moderately firm texture. The recommended cooking methods are baking, frying, sautéing, poaching, and steaming.

Baking, Frying, Sautéing, Poaching and Steaming.

POLLOCK

POLLOCK

Has a mild flavor and medium texture. Pollock is very adaptable and it is commonly used for breaded and battered fish sticks for retail and food service and the production of surimi.


Deep Frying and Pan Frying.

SALMON

SALMON

Is known to have a medium to high fat content which contributes to its bold flavor. The meat has large flakes and a medium-firm texture.


Baking, Broiling, Grilling, Poaching, Sautéing and Smoking.

MACKEREL

MACKEREL

This product is fully cooked. Mackerel has a firm texture, high fat content, and a mild flavor when compared to anchovies or sardines. Mackerel is commonly used in salads, dips, spreads, or in a sandwich.


SHRIMP

SHRIMP

Typically juicy and firm but tender texture, and a delicate sweet flavor.


SURIMI

SURIMI

Has a mild sweet flavor and a firm texture. Surimi is typically used in sushi as imitation crab and salads


TUNA

TUNA

This product is fully cooked. Tuna has a mild to medium flavor and a firm but flaky texture. Tuna is commonly used in salads as the protein base, or as an ingredient in sandwiches, dips, spreads, and burgers.


Golden Phoenix Food Safety

Food Safety

Learn How to Keep Your Food & Family Safe

Chef seasoning Golden Phoenix chicken.

PREPARATION

Chef seasoning Golden Phoenix chicken.

PREPARATION

  • It is important to wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling food.
  • Keep raw fish and other meats separated from other ingredients. Wash all dishes touched by raw fish or other proteins with warm, soapy water before using with other foods.
  • The safest way to thaw frozen foods is in the refrigerator. For a quicker method, place the food into a sealed bag and submerge in cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes. NEVER thaw frozen fish or other proteins in warm water.


Man cooking Golden Phoenix pork.

COOKING

Man cooking Golden Phoenix pork.

COOKING

  • Use a food thermometer to check the center of your fish or fish fillets, before removing it from its’ heat source to ensure it has been cooked thoroughly.
  • To ensure safe eating, cook raw fish and shellfish to a minimum internal temperature of at 145° F (62.8° C).



Golden Phoenix chicken breast with seasoning.

THINGS TO REMEMBER

Golden Phoenix chicken breast with seasoning.

FINISHING UP

  • Only keep leftovers in your fridge for 4 days or less.
  • If reheating leftovers, cook them to at least 165° F (73.9° C).
  • Always tightly wrap leftover meats, raw or cooked, in aluminum foil or plastic wrap before freezing.
  • Throw out any food left out for more than two hours.

Golden Phoenix Cooking Methods

Cooking Methods

Learn the Different Ways to Cook Your Food

Chef stewing Golden Phoenix vegetables.

STEWING/BRAISE

Chef stewing Golden Phoenix vegetables.

STEWING/BRAISE

These methods are used when cooking with slow cookers. The idea is to sear/sauté ingredients and then combine them together in a sauce or liquid until tender.

Man broiling Golden Phoenix corn on the cob.

BROILING

Man broiling Golden Phoenix corn on the cob.

BROILING

Broiling is the same as grilling, except the heat source is coming from the top versus the bottom. Broiling happens very quickly, so it’s important to watch your food.


Man steaming Golden Phoenix vegetables.

STEAMING

Man steaming Golden Phoenix vegetables.

STEAMING

When steaming, food is placed in a steaming device over boiling water allowing the hot steam to cook the food.


Golden Phoenix tights on grill.

GRILLING

Golden Phoenix tights on grill.

GRILLING

This method involves cooking on top of a heat source, with the food placed on grates, giving the food charred lines, and usually a smoky taste.


Pan Fry with oil.

PAN FRYING

Pan Fry with oil.

PAN FRYING

This method is done by adding a fat to a pan, about a half-inch full, cooking the food on one side, then flipping to cook on the other side.

Golden Phoenix shoestring cut crispy fries deep fryed.

DEEP FRYING

Golden Phoenix shoestring cut crispy fries deep fryed.

DEEP FRYING

This method is the same as pan frying, however, the food is completely submerged in the hot fat until the inside is fully cooked.


Golden Phoenix roasted turkey with herbs.

ROASTING/BAKING

Golden Phoenix roasted turkey with herbs.

ROASTING/BAKING

These methods refer to cooking inside of an oven until the food is cooked thoroughly. The difference is that roasting refers to proteins and vegetables, while baking usually refers to breads, casseroles, or pastries.

Golden Phoenix seared shrimps.

SEARING

Golden Phoenix seared shrimps.

SEARING

Ideal for Early Dawn Fish, searing involves a small amount of fat and high heat. The goal of searing is to brown the outside, while keeping the inside tender.

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