Ginger-Soy Steamed Fish

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Ginger-Soy Steamed Fish
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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4
Servings
345
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons finely sliced ginger, sliced into slivers
  • 2 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

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.

Ginger Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Ginger Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
0.8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Protein
32g
65%
Carbs
3g
1%
Vitamin A
89µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.6%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
36.1%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
10µg
2%
Vitamin E
5mg
23%
Vitamin K
33µg
41%
Calcium
29mg
3%
Fiber
0.4g
1.6%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
17µg
4%
Iron
0.8mg
4.4%
Magnesium
79mg
20%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
350mg
50%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
514mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.7%
Sodium
507mg
21%
Sugars, added
0.5g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.2%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.4%