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Steamed fish fillet

This is as simple as A,B,C ...... plain steamed fish fillet.  Quick and easy to lay on the table and  healthy and nutritious too!  Non-greasy and less washing up!

This steamed fish pairs well with plain rice or congee, any time!

  • 300 gm red snapper fillet
  • 4 pips garlic - chopped
  • 10 gm ginger - chopped
  • 1  Tbsp oil
  • 1  tsp each of - light soya sauce and oyster sauce
  • a pinch of sugar
  • Sea  salt
  • Spring onions for garnishing
  • Dash of pepper
  1. Wash the fish fillet, pat dry and rub in some sea salt and pepper.  Set aside.
  2. Saute the chopped garlic and ginger with the oil till fragrant.  Mix the oyster sauce and light soya sauce with 2 tsp warm water, bit of sugar and add into the garlic ginger, stir well.  Set aside.
  3. Prepare a steamer with water and steam fish over rapidly boiling water for about 8 mins.
  4. Pour the garlic and ginger sauce over the fish, garnish with the chopped spring onions, add in a dash of pepper.
  5. Serve hot immediately.


  1. YUM! Simple steam fish is so comforting.

  2. the fish looks so fresh and juicy, steam fish is always the best :)

  3. Wow...that's such a fresh piece of fish....very delicious steamed. I wish I can get that here. I miss the fresh ikan tenggiri too. Looks like I just have to be happy with cod or 2 favourite fish here.

  4. Nothing beats a good plate of simply steamed fish.. delicious!

  5. Definitely an easy yet tasty way to do a steamed fish!

  6. I love such steamed fish, I normally order this when eat in a Chinese restaurant.

  7. penny
    Yes, it is!

    Fresh fish is best steamed!

    You mean to say that only cod and salmon are only available in your part of the globe?

    3 hungry tummies
    Yes, nutritous too!

    Less washing up, saves time and labour!

    Cooking Gallery
    Having steamed fish in restaurants is pretty pricey and sometimes they over steam it. DIY is always the best! Agree?

  8. We usually have cod, sardine and salmon. The rest are either frozen or not tasty

  9. What a coincidence! I too steamed fish (Ling Cod) for dinner today! Great minds think alike! :D
    I shall try your recipe next time, and with red snapper. The Ling cod was very sweet.

  10. Rotterdam ICON
    Cod and salmon .... are they cheap?
    Back here it's super expensive!

    Wonder whether the Ling Cod is the white cod fish we have here. Is it oily and pricey?

  11. Cheah, nowadays these kind of fish fillet really pricy! That day I bought only two slices, cost me $12.00! Like eating gold! haha... Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
    Cheers, kristy

  12. Kristy
    Yes, especially the 'round garoupa', a piece depending on size can come up to 8 to 10 rgt. As you say, like eating gold. My fishmoger says that fish fillet and whole fish are priced differently!

    It's really refreshing!

  13. Nice and easy steam fish. Me too love easy to prepare dishes.

  14. Auntie,
    Ling Cod is a fish unique to the west coast of USA & Canada. Hence, the availability and reasonable price (USD5.50 per pound) in seattle. Its a white fish but not belonging to the cod family. However, it looks similar to a cod, hence the name.

  15. Cod fillet range from 14-16 euros per kg. Salmon (cutlet) range from 10 to 12 euros per kg

  16. I love steamed fish. This looks really delicious. Whenever I come across really nice and fresh fish, I like to steam it too.


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