Oriental steamer baskets are most handy for this dish – you can stack them so that everything can be steamed together. The moist heat from steaming ensures that the fish doesn't dry out. If using a liquid fish stock base or a cube, make up the stock half strength as it will get a lot of flavour from the marinade.
If you don't have a steamer, place the fish and vegetables in a colander, then place inside a large pan and cover with a lid. * Use salmon or cod fillets instead of sea bass. The cooking time may need to be reduced by a minute or two for thinner fish fillets; check for doneness after 8–9 minutes.
White fish such as sea bass are low in fat and calories and they offer many B-complex vitamins. Sea bass is also a good source of calcium, an essential mineral with many important functions in the body, including keeping bones and teeth strong. * The active ingredient in asparagus, called asparagine, has a strong diuretic effect. Herbalists recommend eating asparagus as a treatment for rheumatism, arthritis and the bloating associated with PMT.
Excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B12. Good source of calcium, folate, iron, vitamin C. Useful source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6.