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Timetables for Microwaving and Cooking Fish and Shellfish

Micro Fish Shellfish Seafood Chart

Not sure how to prepare your seafood meal?  These timetables for microwaving fish and shellfish show you how.

TIMETABLE FOR MICROWAVING FISH AND SHELLFISH
Fish/Shellfish Type Approximate
Weight
Microwave Time Stand Time
Fish Fillets
12 oz.
4 - 5 minutes
3 minutes
  1.5 lbs.
7 - 9 minutes
3 minutes
Fish Steaks (1 inch thick) 12 oz.
4 - 5 minutes
3 minutes
  1.5 lbs.
7 - 9 minutes
3 minutes
Scallops, sea 1 lb. 6 - 9 minutes,
stirring after 4 minutes
3 minutes
Shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 lb. 6 - 8 minutes,
stirring after 3 minutes
3 minutes
Shrimp in the shell 1 lb. 5 - 7 minutes,
stirring after 3 minutes
3 minutes

 

TIMETABLE FOR COOKING SHELLFISH
Shellfish can be cooked in a variety of ways. Keep in mind the cooking time varies depending on the method of preparation.
Type of Shellfish Amount in Pounds
(about 4 servings)
Method and Cook Time
Scallops, bay or sea
1
Panfry 3 to 6 minutes
Boil 2 to 3 minutes
Broil 3 to 5 minutes
Shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 Panfry 3 to 6 minutes
Boil 2 to 3 minutes
Broil 3 to 5 minutes
Shrimp in the shell 1
Boil 4 to 6 minutes
Clams or Oysters in shell 4
Boil or steam 5 to 7 minutes
Mussels in shell 2 Boil or steam 5 to 7 minutes
Squid 1 Panfry 2 to 3 minutes

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