I have no baking oven. How can I cook frozen fish in a microwave oven, and how long will it take to be ready?

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    Possible duplicate of How to tell when fish is done baking?
    – Allison C
    Nov 30, 2018 at 16:04
  • what kind of fish? full or filet ? what does google say about it ?
    – Max
    Nov 30, 2018 at 16:04
  • foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/…
    – mroll
    Nov 30, 2018 at 19:53
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    I don't think that is a duplicate. However, I do think it's too broad -- ushna, could you please edit to include details about what sort of fish, what preparation (sauce spices etc) you have in mind, and so on?
    – Erica
    Nov 30, 2018 at 21:25
  • @Erica I flagged it prior to the edit, when it was in fact a duplicate of the linked question.
    – Allison C
    Nov 30, 2018 at 21:53

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I frequently cook fish in the microwave, as I'm the only one who eats it in my house. Thaw filet in cold water and place on microwave safe dish. I turn fish over halfway through cooking. The kind of fish and the thickness will determine time. I recommend using partial power or your fish will be rubbery. I have a 1200 watt microwave and the following is just a guideline. From completely thawed:

Salmon filet @2" thick - about 2 minutes each side at 70% White fish or Tilapia filet (these are very thin @ 1/4") 1 minute on each side at 80%.

Please be aware that this is just from my personal experience.

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