Cooking Fish

Minutes count when cooking fish. Follow these time and temperature tips based on cooking method.

Enlarge Image Before you bake fish, add a layer of butter or margarine.

Weigh dressed fish or use a ruler to measure the thickness of fillets and steaks in order to better estimate when to check for doneness. Properly cooked fish is opaque, flakes easily when tested with a fork, and comes away from the bones readily; the juices should be milky white. (For more preparation information and cooking times, download the chart below. Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

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