Chinese Steamed White Fish Fillet with Tofu (Cantonese Style)

Chinese Steamed White Fish Fillet with Tofu (Cantonese Style)

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"This looks like a lot of ingredients but you'll find it's really easy to do...and so beautiful and tasty at the same time!!! Serve this with steamed jasmine rice and stir-fried or steamed Asian veggies. An easy and healthy meal!"
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30 m servings 280 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 27.3 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 801 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring about 1 1/2 inches of water to boil in a pot fitted with a steamer basket.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the chile, garlic, ginger, and black bean sauce. Stir in dark and white soy sauces, vegetable oil, sugar, and white pepper. In a small cup, mix together the cornstarch and water. Stir into the sauce. Cut fish fillets into thin strips, add to bowl, and coat well.
  3. When water in steamer has reached a boil, carefully place the tofu cubes in a single layer in the basket, and steam, covered, for 2 minutes. Place the fish strips on top of the tofu; cover and steam for another 3 minutes.
  4. Remove and garnish with chopped green onion. Serve with steamed white rice and stir-fried or steamed Asian vegetables.


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Excellent and easy for a very novice cook. I added some Sesame Oil to the black bean sauce for extra oriental zest.

The ingredient list was a bit daunting, but we just jumped right in and WOW was this wonderful. I followed the recipe to the letter and the result was amazing!

The marinate/sauce was really really good but I didn't much care for the texture of the steamed fish, and the tofu was just blah. Will try it again with baked fish and will omit the tofu altoget...

We didn't want the leftovers, and that speaks a bit to the quality of the dish.

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