How Long Does It Take to Bake a Whole Whitefish?


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It takes 40 to 50 minutes to bake a whole whitefish in an oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees. The fish must be cleaned, gutted and scaled before baking, and it may be wrapped in foil first.

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Whitefish does not have as much fat as other types of fish, and the foil protects it during cooking by sealing in moisture. Butter can be used to grease the foil. The body of the fish can be stuffed with a breadcrumb mix or herbs and butter if desired. After being cooked, the skin should be removed before the fish is served.

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