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How to Steam Fish

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How to steam a fish fillet to achieve perfect texture every time.

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Half fill a wok or saucepan and bring to the boil, reduce heat a little, but keep the water at a gentle rolling boil. Season fish with salt and pepper, place in a steamer basket and place steamer over boiling water.

Cover securely so no steam escapes and cook until flesh flakes when tested. Steam whole fish for 10-20 minutes per 500g depending on thickness of fish.

If steaming more than one fish at a time, ensure they are similar in size and calculate the cooking time according to the size of the individual fish (rather than total weight).