Authentic Chinese Steamed Fish

Authentic Chinese Steamed Fish Easy to make and delicious with steamed rice! A dish I grew up with; something my mom always makes 🙂


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 15 mins

    TOTAL : 30 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

  • 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 and rinse with cold water. Place the fish onto a small metal plate, belly side down.

  • 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.

  • While the fish is steaming, combine the vegetable oil, green 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.

Per Serving: 379 calories; protein 58.1g; carbohydrates 2g; fat 13.8g; cholesterol 103.8mg; sodium 1384.8mg. Rockfish is also known by the names rock cod or Pacific snapper.