Q & A
1. Q: Steamed fish? Hey, it is the easiest. No skills are needed.
A: Many people do not even know that you need to employ some strategies in order to make a tasty dish of steamed fish.
2. Q: Steaming is steaming…what kind of strategies do you mean?
A: Well, it is the timing as well as the steps that your need to observe. Alright, let us start.
One whole fish …sea bass. Ask the fishmonger to clean the fish for you, and cut the dish head. But get back the fish head. Don’t waste it.
Green onion two pieces. Chop into small pieces
Ginger: just a few thin pieces. Cut into strips.
Cilantro : a small bunch.
1. Clean the fish with water.
2. The fish head should be put aside for later use. You can freeze it or fry the head and then freeze it for future use.
Fried fish head and To Fu can make a very tasty and nutritious soup. When there is a chance, I will post the soup ‘s
3. Dry the fish with paper napkin.
5. Cover the wok with a lid. Steam the fish for …how long? As long as the fish! If the fish is 15 inches long, steam for 15 mins. If it is 10 inches long, steam for 10 mins. Got it? Yes, but why? Because the fish will be the best if it is “just cooked”. It won’t taste good if it is too cooked.
6. When the fish is just cooked, take the dish of fish out from the wok. Pour away the water in the dish, because the water smells fishy, and you don’t need it.
7. Put a table-spoon of oil into the wok. Add ginger. Let it cooked till it turns golden color. Then add the green onion.
8. Sauté the ginger and onion mixture, and pour the moisture over the fish, which looks very shiny now with oil on the
10. Pour the soya sauce mixture over the fish. Garnish with cilantro if you like.
The fish is now ready for dinner. Serve with rice, either jasmine rice or brown rice, but not fried rice. Fried rice is usually fried with soya sauce. You will not be able to enjoy the fresh taste of the fish with fried rice. Some people like to eat the fish without rice. Just follow your own likes and not dislikes.
Love it? Definitely. Try it out and let me know how different it is comparing to the other steaming methods!
A fellow blogger asked me that it looks like only fresh fish is better to steam than previously frozen fish. I said definitely! However, not everyone can have easy access to “swimming” fish or even so called “fresh fish” in supermarkets. The fish that I featured here was not fresh from the sea or the tank. It was however not previously frozen. Therefore it was still considered very fresh, and was very tasty.