Steamed Fish with Ginger Recipe -
Steamed Fish with Ginger Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Steamed Fish with Ginger

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"If you like fish or even anything about Chinese food you'll love this recipe."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Pat halibut dry with paper towels. Rub both sides of fillet with salt. Scatter the ginger over the top of the fish and place onto a heatproof ceramic dish.
  2. Place into a bamboo steamer set over several inches of gently boiling water, and cover. Gently steam for 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Pour accumulated water out of the dish and sprinkle the fillet with green onion. Drizzle both soy sauces over the surface of the fish.
  4. Heat peanut and sesame oils in a small skillet over medium-high heat until they begin to smoke. When the oil is hot, carefully pour on top of the halibut fillet. The very hot oil will cause the green onions and water on top of the fish to pop and spatter all over; be careful. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 14, 2009

This was great. Instead of pouring heated oil over the fish at the end, I mixed it with the soy sauce warmed it (not to the point that it smoked) and poured it on once the fish was cooked. I hate it when oil splatters and this avoided that mess.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 14, 2011

Caution: First, steam fish, drain plate of water completely, then cut 2" scallion lengthwise very thin, ginger likewise in 2" long thin matchstick size and scatter over fish. Heat oil and pour over scallion, ginger, and fish. NOW pour on soy sauce. Pouring 400+ degree oil into water-based liquid is a recipe for disaster!

Aug 10, 2008

This was my most successful fish dish ever. And I tried it for the first time with company, who raved. I didn't have a steamer large enough to handle servings for 6. So, I improvised with a large, deep frying pan with 3" water, an ovenproof ramekin in the center to support a Pyrex dish containing the fish and ginger above the water, and covering all with a lid. This worked pretty well. Fish was very tasty and juicy.

Jan 16, 2011

This definitely tasted authentic to me. Very easy to make, and nice flavours. I don't have a bamboo steamer (or any other kind of steamer) so here is what I did- I filled the bottom of a large pot with water, then put a bowl in the water. Then I placed the plate with fish on it on the bowl (about 3cm above the water level) and put the lid on the pot. There you have it, the easiest home made steamer.

Sep 26, 2008

This is so easy to make and tastes delicious. I didn't use the peanut oil due to food allergies - I just used more seasame oil. I wouldn't change a thing with this recipe. What a healthy, simple, quick dish. Even my picky 5 yr old devoured it and asked for 2nds. My 4 yr old who proclaimed he only will eat salmon also couldn't get enough and said, "I guess I like halibut, too." For busy moms who are looking for a fresh, healthy, quick meal - put this one in your recipe box!

May 30, 2015

As one who is very familiar with Chinese cooking, this is excellent and definitely 5 star worthy. Sea bass, Halibut, Cod or any type of white fish 1" thick minimally will work well with this recipe. How to determine if your fish is cooked: Use a fork to poke the flesh of the fish to see if it separates easily. It should be white and not translucent. When finished place the plate in the kitchen sink. (Why? Because when you pour hot oil over the fish, it will splatter all over). As an alternative for steaming, put fish on a plate on top of 2 green whole green onions. This will prop the fish up so air flows beneath it, put plastic wrap over the fish and then into the microwave oven. Microwave on high for about 5-6 minutes; check for doneness as noted above. Try serving with Stir Fried Snow Peas and Mushrooms from AR for a great low calorie, low carb dinner. Family loves this one!

Feb 18, 2009

YUM!!! We tried something new for the Chinese New Year and it's now a favorite of ours. I left out the peanut oil because I didn't have it and it's still great!

Sep 24, 2009

My family loved this!! I followed another reviewers advice and put my ceramic dish into a large covered skillet with water since I did not have a steamer. I also used two different types of sesame oil since I did not have peanut oil on hand. And I used regular onions in place of green onions. Even so, this dish was awesome!! It was quick and easy. Next time I will try to have the right things on hand to see if it tastes even better.


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 48.1 g
  • 96%
  • Sodium
  • 1908 mg
  • 76%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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