I’ve been living on my own for the last 3 years, and honestly as much as I love to cook I really miss those simple dishes that you use to eat at your families house. Steamed Fish served with rice and veggies was such a common dinner dish for us, now that I’m away from home, I crave it more then ever. Not to forget the nutritional benefits of eating fish such as omega 3 fatty acids, it is also packed with vitamins and minerals, fish can also help protect against a range of diseases from cancer to heart diseases, depression and even arthritis. With these benefits in mind, I know I need to make a conscious
effort to cook simple steamed fish for dinner at least once a week!
Here is a super easy recipe and I hope you can enjoy it!
TIP: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR FISH IS FRESH?
1. EYES – Bright Clear bright eyes as opposed to dull and cloudy
2. SCALES – Choose fish that have a shine, metallic and clean as opposed to dull or discoloured patches.
3. SMELL – Fresh fish should always smell like clean water or even cucumber and should never have a fishy smell.
4. GILLS – They Gills of the fish should be rich red as opposed to faded red colour of dark
5.TOUCH – Touch the fish, if it bounces back it means the fish is fresh as opposed to leaving the finger print and taking along time to recover .
- 1 x Fresh fish of your choice (600g) [ Descaled , Gutted ]
- 1 x Ginger [ sliced ]
- 1 x bunch of scallions
- 2 tbsp oil
- SEAFOOD SOY SAUCE
- 2 tbsp Chicken Broth
- 2 tsp Light Soy
- 1 tsp Dark Soy
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp hot water
- On a plate, place scallions on the bottom and sliced ginger. ( This helps elevate the fish and allows heat to travel under the fish to cook evenly)
- Place fish on top , then place more scallions and ginger over the fish
- In a steam wok, boil water then place fish on steamer tray. Cover and steam for 7 mins.
- Sprinkle fresh scallions on top. Note: Use fork technique to cut scallions nicely.
- Boil 2 tbsp oil, then pour hot oil over the spring onions on top of the fish.
- Combine all the seafood soy sauce ingredients then top fish with sauce. Or you can use store bought seafood soy sauce.
- Serve and ENJOY!