How long do you steam whole fish?

Chef's answer
Preparation
  • Rinse the fish in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. ...
  • Pour water into a wok or stockpot and set a steamer in the wok or on the rim of the stockpot. ...
  • Place the plate holding the fish in the steamer, cover, and steam for about 8 minutes, until the fish flakes easily when tested with the tip of a knife.
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    Remember, the major flaw in fish preparation is overcooking. The fat content of fish ranges from 0.5 percent to 20 percent. Lean fish are those that are low in fat.
    Because fish has very little connective tissue and fat, it is quite delicate when cooked. The benefit is that fish cooks quickly, but the drawback is that it's easy to overcook. To determine how long to cook fish, use the rough rule of about 10 minutes per inch of thickness at medium heat.
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