Wednesday Quickie: Hot Steamy Catch – Fish Edition

Another heat wave in NYC, we can probably sear a fish on a rock.  In the mean time, let’s leave the stone ages behind and experiment with another great way of cooking fish, steaming!  Quick, easy, and healthy, this cooking method retains the fresh taste of any protein and maximizes the juiciness – wowzers.

Steamed Salmon with Roasted Potatoes and Greens

Steamed Salmon with Roasted Potatoes and Greens

The best “steamer” I found is in fact this stove top smoker. It is well built and doubles as a smoker (bonus!), but most importantly, the length gives you the flexibility to steam a whole fish or chicken. Serve a filet-o-fish with a fresh salad on the side and some oven-baked taters, you’re all set with a complete summer meal!

Ingredients (Serves 2 – time to table <30 minutes):

– 2 Pieces of ½ Pound Fish Filet (Salmon, Cod, Branzino are all great choices)

– Salt and Pepper to Taste

– 2 Wedges of Lemon to Serve

Directions:

– Fill the steamer baby up with water just below the rack; lightly grease the tray.

– Place steamer (lid off) on medium heat.

– In the mean time, salt and pepper the filet to taste.  Place fish on tray in steamer once water begins to boil <— IMPORTANT!!!!

– Close lid and steam for about 10 – 12 minutes until flesh is opaque and cooked through (Quick Tip: Steam time per pound of fish is 10 – 12 minutes, so adjust accordingly).

– Serve each filet with a wedge of lemon, garnish with fresh dill as desired.

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