Simplest Steamed Fish

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“This really IS simple. You'll need a steamer for this dish. I don't have a steamer so I used a large roasting pan and I keep on hand 4 cans that have the top AND bottoms removed from them. A good size can would be about the size of the smaller tuna cans, or cat food cans. The ones I use happen to come from La Preferida green chili cans. Whatever can you use, just make sure all are the same size (so your platter doesn't tilt) and that they're the type that you can remove the bottom lid as well as the top (some cans have molded bottoms and can't be removed). Also, the cans can't be too tall or the lid of your roasting pan might touch your food. I use a shallow casserole dish to hold the fish.”

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  1. Put at least 1-inch of water in the bottom of a steamer; cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Put the fish in a heat-proof rack or casserole; place in the steamer; cover and steam 4-8 minutes, or until the fish is done.
  3. Check fish often, being careful when removing the lid of the steamer so you don't get scalded.
  4. Stop the cooking as soon as a thin-bladed knife meets no resistance when poking the fillet.
  5. Thicker fillets may need about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Transfer the fish to a warm platter and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with coarse salt and serve.

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