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Broiling is a healthy way to cook fish that also provides great flavor. If you haven't broiled before, a few basic tips can help you broil your fish to perfection.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics lists these tips for broiling delicious, healthy fish.

1. Understand how the technique works -- broiling is basically like grilling food upside down, since the heat comes from above the food instead of below it.

2. Use aluminum foil to line a baking dish, and spray it with cooking spray.

3. Place the fish in the dish, skin side down.

4. Slide the baking dish into the oven about 5 inches away from the broiler.

5. Fish should appear flaky and opaque when done; test it with a food thermometer to make sure it has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees.