Ginger-Soy Steamed Fish

Ginger-Soy Steamed Fish
Farina Kingsley

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons  finely sliced ginger, sliced into slivers
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons  canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon  light soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon  dark soy sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon  oyster sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon  toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  cornstarch
  • 1/8 Teaspoon  ground white pepper

For the fish

  • 1 1/2 Pound  or four 6-ounce sea bass or halibut fillets
  • 2 Tablespoons  canola oil
  • 1/4 Cup  scallions, white parts only, sliced finely on a bias
  • 3 Tablespoons  cilantro leaves

A popular technique in Cantonese cooking, steaming is a delicious and healthy way of preparing fish and it keeps the meat flavorful and moist. I enjoy serving this simplistic dish family-style.

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Directions

For the sauce

Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.

For the fish

Place a steaming rack in a wok or a deep pan and fill the pan with 2 inches of water. The water should be below the steaming rack. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.

Place the fish fillets on a plate suitable for steaming and large enough to hold the fillets in a single layer. Spoon the sauce evenly over the fish fillets.

Place the plate of fish on the steaming rack, cover tightly, and steam the fish over high heat for 7-10 minutes per inch thickness of fish. Carefully remove the plate from the steamer, transfer the fillets to a warmed platter, and spoon the sauce over the fish.

To serve, heat the oil in a small pan until near smoking. Place the scallions and cilantro on top of the fish fillets and carefully drizzle the hot oil over the fish. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

346 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

17%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 22g 34%
  • Carbs 3g 1%
  • Saturated 2g 12%
  • Fiber 1g 2%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 12g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 32g 65%
  • Cholesterol 70mg 23%
  • Sodium 599mg 25%
  • Calcium 32mg 3%
  • Magnesium 80mg 20%
  • Potassium 529mg 15%
  • Iron 1mg 5%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 352mg 50%
  • Vitamin A 91µg 10%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 5%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 13%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 14%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 15%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 36%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 18µg 5%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 9%
  • Vitamin D 10µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 23%
  • Vitamin K 41µg 51%
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