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    Basic Steamed Fish

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    12 mins

    2 mins

    10 mins

    WI Cheesehead's Note:

    I got this from I am looking for more recipes to use with my new bamboo steamer. I have a 2 layer steamer, so I was able to put the fish on the bottom rack and vegetables on the top and dinner was done in 10 minutes! I used tilapia fillets.

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    • 4 (4 -6 ounce) fish fillets
    • 2 tablespoons mirin (rice wine, or sub. dry sherry)
    • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar (to taste)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 -3 drops sesame oil
    • 1 green onion, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
    • 1 large lemon, cut into wedges (for garnish)


    1. 1
      Prepare the wok for steaming.
    2. 2
      Rinse the fish fillets and pat dry with paper towels.
    3. 3
      In a small bowl, whisk the rice wine (mirin) or sherry, sugar, salt and sesame oil.
    4. 4
      Place the fish fillets on a deep, heat-proof plate that will fit inside the steamer basket.
    5. 5
      Pour the rice wine mixture over the fish. Sprinkle with the chopped green onion.
    6. 6
      Cover and steam the fish over high heat until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork (10-15 minutes).
    7. 7
      Serve hot, garnished with the chopped cilantro and lemon wedges.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 17, 2008


      Nice recipe to break in my new bamboo steamer. I didn't use the sugar at all (trying to cut back). I kinda expected to have soy sauce, but I just added it later as a condiment. I also steamed some broccoli in the second level, it was very mushy. Don't leave your veggies in for the whole 15-20 mintues, unless you like 'em squishy. (yuck) I just used a old small plate to hold the fish & parchment for the broccoli. This was exactly what I hoped it would be, basic and simple.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Steamed Fish

    Serving Size: 1 (148 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 146.6
    Calories from Fat 26
    Total Fat 2.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 62.3 mg
    Sodium 281.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 26.3 g

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