Chinese-style steamed fish

Chinese-style steamed fish

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35min


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About this recipe: This is a basic and common Chinese recipe for steamed fish. Serve over rice, using some of the sauce from the steaming bowl. Trout, cod, or any firm-fleshed fish will work for this recipe.

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Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 3 spring onions, cut in thirds
  • 2 fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 leaves Chinese cabbage, sliced into large pieces
  • 675g (1 1/2) pounds halibut, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 slices root ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • dried crushed chillies to taste
  • 4 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • fresh coriander sprigs, to garnish

Method
Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Arrange 1/2 of the spring onions on the bottom of the steamer insert. (If possible, steam in a bamboo basket in order to retain the steam and juices around the fish). Place half of the mushrooms and cabbage on top of the onions. Place fish on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle ginger, garlic and crushed chillies over fish. Top with the remaining spring onions, mushrooms and cabbage. Drizzle soy sauce and water over everything.
  2. Place steamer insert or bowl into steamer over 5cm (3 in) of boiling water, and cover. Steam for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily. Garnish with coriander, if desired.

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