Steamed Fish with Vegetables

1 lb firm fresh fillets or steaks, at least 1/2-inch thick (such as salmon, tuna, walleye, pike or whitefish) cut into serving size pieces
1 small onion, thinly sliced
3 carrots, julienne cut
1/4 lb green beans, French cut
2 thin-skinned potatoes, julienne cut
Salt and pepper
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
2 sprigs parsley
6 peppercorns
1 bay leaf

Pat fish dry with paper towels. Season fish and vegetables lightly with salt and pepper. In bottom at steamer, combine 1 inch water, lemon juice, parsley, peppercorns, and bay leaf. Bring to a boll.

Separate onion slices into rings. Place half on steamer rack. Place fish on onions. Cover with vegetables and remaining onion. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and steam until fish begins to flake, about 10 minutes per each inch of thickness.

Transfer fish and vegetables to warm platter. Serve hot.

Serves 4-6.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana