Steamed Fish with Ginger


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

close up view of Steamed Fish with Ginger, green onions, and herbs on a platter
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 1 pound halibut fillet

  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion

  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • ¼ cup lightly packed fresh cilantro sprigs


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
17g Fat
2g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1908mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 13mg 71%
Potassium 1110mg 24%

* 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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