To bake fish, prepare the fish before then cooking it in an oven for a few minutes. You need an oven, paper towels, a fillet knife, clean water, a baking pan, olive oil, a weighing scale and salt to complete this task.
To prepare the fish, soften it by placing it in a warm environment in case it is frozen. For fillets, use the fillet knife, and peel off the skin from the fish. Alternatively, remove the skin after the baking process. Once the fish is soft and skin-free, rinse it with clean water, and blot it with the paper towels before laying it on the baking pan. To ensure that the fish remains moist during baking, apply the olive oil over it, and for seasoning, apply your choice of minced garlic, spice blends and salt.
For a dressed or pan-dressed fish, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and weigh the fish before cooking it for the appropriate amount of time. The baking time for 1 ounce of fish is six to nine minutes. When baking steaks or fillets, preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit before baking the fish. It takes four to six minutes to bake a steak or fillet that is 1/2-inch thick.