Whiting is a breed of fish available in both the ocean and in some saltwater lakes, where it is known by the name of Southern Kingfish. The flesh of the whiting gives the fish its name as the meat is pearly white. Whiting is often found in flash frozen packaging. Baked whiting is simple to prepare.
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Things you need
- Shallow baking pan
- Non-stick spray
- Butter or other basting sauce
- Basting brush
Spray a shallow baking pan with non-stick spray. Preheat the oven to 232 degrees Celsius with the cooking rack positioned in the middle of the oven.
Lay the whiting fillets in a single layer in the baking dish. Brush the tops with butter or other basting sauce of your choice. Season as desired.
Place the baking pan on the oven rack and bake the fish for 10 minutes per 1-inch thickness of the fillets. For instance, if the fillets are one-half inch thick, cook them for 5 minutes.
Turn the fish over, using a spatula, halfway through the cooking time. For half-inch fillets, you would turn the fish at the 2 1/2 minute mark. Baste and season the top of the fish.
Remove the fish from the oven at the end of the cooking time and serve.
Tips and warnings
- Measure fish thickness at the thickest end of the fillet. This is the measurement you use to time the baking process.
- If the whiting fillets are still frozen, double the cooking time in the oven.
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