An easy, fast, and yummy fish dish that my family absolutely loves. This is my mom from China's recipe. Serve with rice.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring about 1 1/2 inches of water to boil in a steamer fitted with a basket large enough for the snapper to lie flat. Season snapper with salt and pepper, and place in the steamer basket. Top fish with ginger, and drizzle with soy sauce and sesame oil. Place shiitake mushrooms, tomato, and red chile pepper in the steamer basket.

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  • Steam fish 15 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

299.9 calories; 48.3 g protein; 5.9 g carbohydrates; 84 mg cholesterol; 1187.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious. I skipped the tomatoes but the ginger aroma was heavenly. Very easy to make i'll definitely make this again. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2006
I was really excited about this recipe based on the reviews but was pretty dissapointed. Definately won't make it again Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious. I skipped the tomatoes but the ginger aroma was heavenly. Very easy to make i'll definitely make this again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2004
Excellent dish VERY easy and VERY tasty! Thanks Charsiew! Reminded me of my childhood fish dishes and my husband and family (who are not Chinese) absolutely loved it too. One note: make sure you cook this in a dish that can catch all the delicious sauce (i.e. not a steamer with holes). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2006
very good flavor the only thing I changed was baking for 35 at 350 degrees my steamer was not big enough. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
It does not say this in the recipe but make sure that you put the sauce over the veggies because otherwise the tomatoes and mushrooms are totally tasteless. The fish turned out and was good but it was not spectacular. Then again my husband and I have had lots of amazing authentic Chinese fish dishes so we are probably too spoiled.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2009
Great base recipe! I substituted things for what I had on hand (ground ginger instead of fresh crimini mushrooms and 1/2 tsp. of fresh chili paste instead of the diced red chili). I also used more like 2Tbs of soy sauce istead of 1 and threw in juice of 1/2 lime. Huge hit! I chopped mushrooms and spread them out in a 9x13 pan with cauliflower florets (just to add more veggies) and lay the snapper over the top of them. Topped seasoned fish with diced tomato and poured soy/sesame oil/lime juice/chili paste mixture over the top. 400 for 15 minutes. Sprinkled with the cilantro after. Delicious! Best white fish recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2004
This is wonderful!! My family does not care for fish and they actually had seconds. I do not have a steamer so I put it in a covered glass dish and microwaved it till it was done. We loved the ginger flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Another healthful Chinese dish. I liked the liquids imparted from cooking of the tomatoes fish and soy sauce. It was a good way to mix it up with rice. The mushrooms were the best part providing great texture and an earthy taste. A versatile recipe to use with other types of fish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Awesome! Very flavorful very quick. So little prep time. I was able to get dinner on the table with this dish rice and edamame in 30 minutes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2008
Wonderful! Also steamed some baby bok choy along with this to make a delicious meal. We make this often. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/06/2006
I was really excited about this recipe based on the reviews but was pretty dissapointed. Definately won't make it again Read More
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