How do you know when steamed fish is done?
The best way to tell if your fish is done is by testing it with a fork at an angle, at the thickest point, and twist gently. The fish will flake easily when it’s done and it will lose its translucent or raw appearance. A good rule of thumb is to cook the fish to an internal temperature of 140-145 degrees.
How long does it take to steam a 2 lb fish?
Steam fish for 10 to 12 minutes, until just done. Flesh should look opaque, and there should be no pink at the bone when probed gently with a paring knife.
How long should I steam a big fish?
- 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.