Steamed White Fish with Tofu

    30 minutes

    This is a super healthy Cantonese-style fish recipe that is very easy and quick to make. Serve with rice and Asian veggies.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 Thai chilli, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1cm piece fresh ginger, minced
    • 1 tablespoon black bean sauce
    • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 1 pinch white pepper
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 1 tablespoon cold water
    • 340g white fish fillets
    • 450g tofu, drained and cubed
    • 1 cup spring onion, finely chopped

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring about 4cm of water to boil in a pot fitted with a steamer basket.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the chilli, garlic, ginger and black bean sauce. Stir in dark and light soy sauces, vegetable oil, sugar and white pepper. In a small cup, mix together the cornflour and water. Stir into the sauce. Cut fish fillets into thin strips, add to bowl and coat well.
    3. When water in steamer has reached a boil, carefully place the tofu cubes in a single layer in the basket and steam, covered, for 2 minutes. Place the fish strips on top of the tofu; cover and steam for another 3 minutes.
    4. Remove and garnish with chopped spring onion. Serve with steamed white rice and stir-fried or steamed Asian vegetables.

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    This recipe is amazing, and I am not a big tofu fan. I make it regularly.  -  22 May 2013


    Excellent and easy for a very novice cook. I added some Sesame Oil to the black bean sauce for extra oriental zest.  -  20 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The ingredient list was a bit daunting, but we just jumped right in and WOW was this wonderful. I followed the recipe to the letter and the result was amazing!  -  09 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)