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Microwave Steamed Fish

Any type of white fish cooks to flaky, moist and fork-tender in the microwave. A quick and low-mess way to prepare fish for rice bowls, tacos and salads.
plates of Microwave Steamed Fish with colorful vegetable sides.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Makes: 3 servings
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 pound fish fillets (try cod, rockfish, snapper, tilapia or others)
¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
as desired seasonings (herbs, spices, oil)
2 Tablespoons liquid (water, broth or citrus juice) 

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Place fish in a microwave-safe baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and seasonings as desired.
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons liquid to the dish (water, broth or citrus juice) and cover with a microwave-save cover that allows a little steam to escape.
  4. Microwave fish on HIGH for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on its thickness.
  5. Allow fish to rest for 30 seconds then check for doneness. The fish will be opaque throughout and flake easily. A safe internal temperature is 145 degrees F. If not done, microwave for periods of 30-seconds with 30 seconds rest until it is done.
  6. Enjoy in a rice bowl, taco, fish salad or with your favorite sides. 

Notes

  • Try these flavor combinations:
    • paprika, garlic and lemon zest
    • chili powder, oregano and lime
    • soy sauce, ginger and garlic
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