Authentic Chinese steamed fish

Authentic Chinese steamed fish


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About this recipe: Easy to make and delicious with steamed rice! A dish I grew up with; something my mum always makes :)


Serves: 6 

  • 1 (1.75g) whole rockfish, dressed
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1 (2.5cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into matchstick strips
  • 8 tablespoons soy sauce

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Fill a large pot 1/2 full with water and place a bamboo steamer with lid on top of the pot. Bring to a rolling boil. Scrub the scales off of the fish (or have your fishmonger do it!) and rinse with cold water. Place the fish onto a small metal plate, belly side down.
  2. Place into the steamer and cover. Cook until the fish is no longer opaque and flakes easily, 10 to 12 minutes. Try not to take the lid off the pot until it is done steaming; this will ensure a fully-cooked and tender fish.
  3. While the fish is steaming, combine the vegetable oil, spring onions and ginger in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until the ginger bubbles. Carefully pour the hot oil over the steamed fish. Drizzle with soy sauce to serve.

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