Chinese Steamed Snapper

    25 minutes

    Snapper steamed for delicate flavour and a healthy dish. It is best done in a bamboo steamer which adds its own special aroma.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 500g snapper - whole or fillets
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 dessertspoon sesame oil
    • 2 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
    • 1 tomato, quartered
    • 1/2 fresh red chilli, seeded and chopped
    • 2 sprigs fresh coriander, finely chopped

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring about 4cm of water to boil in a steamer fitted with a basket large enough for the fish to lie flat in one layer. Season the fish 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 chilli in the steamer basket.
    2. Steam fish 15 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork. Sprinkle with coriander.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Delicious. I skipped the tomatoes but the ginger aroma was heavenly. Very easy to make, i'll definitely make this again. Thanks!  -  29 Sep 2008


    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.  -  29 Sep 2008


    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 flavour.  -  29 Sep 2008