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Microwave Baked Fish

Microwave Baked Fish


A quick and easy way to prepare baked fish.

  • 4 slices of fish (whitefish, trout, salmon, or halibut)
  • salt, to taste
  • garlic powder, for sprinkling
  • paprika, for sprinkling
  • lemon wedges, for garnish

Sprinkle fish lightly with salt on all sides. Sprinkle with garlic powder and paprika. Refrigerate for about ½ hour. Cover and microwave on high for 8–9 minutes. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Serve warm, garnished with lemon wedges dipped in paprika.

Serves 4.


Microwave Fish with Diced Tomato: Combine: 2 large diced tomatoes with 1 small chopped onion. Stir in salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 2 tablespoons water. Place in a microwave-safe baking dish. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Place the 4 slices of seasoned raw fish on top. Cover. Return to oven and microwave on high for an additional 9 minutes.

Sara Finkel is a renowned chef, caterer and food columnist whose outstanding recipes and culinary expertise have delighted Jewish homemakers for decades. Her first cookbook, Classic Kosher Cooking (Targum Press), became an all-time favorite worldwide, and her latest release, Classic Kosher Cooking Vol. 2: Simply Delicious: Winning Recipes for Every Day and Holidays (Targum Press) was an instant bestseller, already in its second printing.
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Discussion (3)
July 29, 2015
On the bone
What cooking time would you recommend for a whole fish on the bone? Any special precautions we should take when cooking on the bone? Thanks!
December 30, 2012
August 7, 2010
Microwave Baked Fish
My first attempt.. and I have a good feeling abt it.. Also my first real attempt at microwave cooking... I'm hearing some funny noises come from the microwave.. I'm just thinking.. Delight good food with good music.. Lol.. hope it works well for me.. i'm the sole recipient of this meal!