This Simple Steamed Fish uses white fish fillet for a quick dish that comes together in 15 minutes. There’s no need to worry about bones, no additional prep work is needed and it cooks much faster.
I’ve seen and tried different variations of steamed fish and even consulted my mom on how she makes hers because I remember her making this for our family when I was young. Simple is best in my book and it just takes 3-5 minutes to get the ingredients ready. Place fillets on a plate, top it with scallions, ginger, coconut aminos, Chinese rice wine and salt then steam for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet. Once it’s done, drizzle with a little sesame oil and that’s it!
I recommend using thick fillets such as halibut, cod or sea bass but you can also use any white fish you prefer. Steaming on a plate also helps prevent the fish from falling apart once cooked and it preserves the sauces and keeps the fish tender. Enjoy with some steamed vegetables and white rice for a light yet filling meal.
Simple Steamed Fish
- 2 4oz white fish fillet about 1-inch thick (halibut, cod or sea bass)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp Chinese rice wine
- 3 stalks scallions, sliced
- 1 inch ginger, sliced
- 1 tsp sesame oil
Place fish fillets side by side on a plate.
Season with sea salt, coconut aminos and Chinese rice wine.
Top with scallions and ginger.
Place plate on a steamer basket. Steam for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Drizzle sesame oil on top. Serve immediately.
If using a thinner cut of fish, reduce the cooking time to 5-8 minutes. Check at the 5 minute mark to make sure the fish isn't overcooked.