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    Chinese Steamed Fish in Sauce

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Stella Mae's Note:

    This dish is especially popular for Chinese New Year, the fish symbolizing longevity.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 medium sized whole white fish fillet, gutted and scales removed (you can have your fish monger do this)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (or salad oil)
    • 4 slices fresh ginger, julienned
    • 2 large spring onions, julienned
    • chopped cilantro, to sprinkle over top

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Rinse and drain fish. Score the skin at 1/2 inch intervals on both sides.
    2. 2
      Place the fish on a large plate, and sprinkle with salt inside and out.
    3. 3
      Place the fish in a steamer basket and place in a wok, or use a regular Western steamer pot.
    4. 4
      Sprinkle the fish evenly with the ginger slices, then cover with a lid.
    5. 5
      Steam the fish on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, mix soy sauce and vinegar.
    7. 7
      When the fish is flaky and cooked, place it on a serving plate.
    8. 8
      Pour sauce over fish.
    9. 9
      Toss out any water from the wok, and add oil and green onions.
    10. 10
      Saute quickly over a hot flame until onions are a bit tender, then pour sizzling oil and onions over fish.
    11. 11
      Garnish with chopped coriander (cilantro) and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Steamed Fish in Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (51 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 123.8
     
    Calories from Fat 67
    54%
    Total Fat 7.5 g
    11%
    Saturated Fat 1.1 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 30.8 mg
    10%
    Sodium 1624.5 mg
    67%
    Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 0.9 g
    3%
    Protein 10.8 g
    21%

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    rice wine vinegar

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