I was a strict vegetarian/vegan for my formative learning-to-cook-for-myself years, so cooking meat and fish is a big mystery to me at 27. Last year I roasted a chicken and became confused when I couldn’t find the meat. I searched everywhere on top of the chicken for the white meat, only to find skin stretched over nearly bare bones. 20 minutes later I discovered that I had it upside down.
As I started cooking cod fillets I found I really couldn’t fry it without ending up with a mush of fish, completely separated. I’m still waiting for someone to show me how to do that. What I can do is bake a fillet of cod. That is easy. And delicious.