Ginger-Soy Steamed Fish

Ginger-Soy Steamed Fish
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Ginger-Soy Steamed Fish

Farina Kingsley

Ginger-Soy Steamed Fish

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:

1107 kcal

Daily value:

55%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 122 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 64 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 771 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 39 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 3 mg
  • Vitamin D 6 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 7 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 60 µg
  • Ash 5 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Caffeine 12 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 65 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 4 µg
  • Carotene, beta 446 µg
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Choline, total 19 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 23 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 20 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 12 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 29 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 6 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 4 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 170 µg
  • Folate, food 75 µg
  • Folate, total 140 µg
  • Folic acid 56 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 5 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 119 µg
  • Lycopene 28 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 34 mg
  • Niacin 5 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 176 mg
  • Phytosterols 11 mg
  • Potassium, K 532 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Quercetin 6 mg
  • Retinol 1 µg
  • Selenium, Se 20 µg
  • Sodium, Na 1214 mg
  • Starch 2 g
  • Sugars, total 58 g
  • Theobromine 403 mg
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Water 29 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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