Steamed Sea Bass with Black Bean Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

I have not tried this. I was told that if I did it would make a fish eater out of me!! Don't know why but I just don't care for fish. Hope someone out there will try it and let me know if they liked it!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs sea bass fillets, about 1/4" thick
  • 3 tablespoons black bean garlic sauce (available in any Oriental store)
  • 12 inch ginger, cut into matchstick pieces
  • 2 green onions, cut into 2" pieces
  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • cilantro (to garnish)


  1. Place a rack in a wok or frypan with 1" water.
  2. Place fish in pyrex pie plate in a single layer.
  3. Spread black bean sauce over top and side of fish.
  4. Top with ginger and green onion.
  5. Drizzle oil over fish.
  6. Place pie plate on rack, cover and steam for about 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  7. Remove and garnish with cilantro.
Most Helpful

Very Nice. I didn't have peanut oil so used sesame oil. I also toasted some raw sesame seeds and sprinkled them on top as a garnish since I didn't have the cilantro.

CulinaryQueen July 13, 2007

thought this was just ok. used grouper and broiled it. not as flavorful as i'd hoped. thanks for posting tho.

KristenErinM August 10, 2005

Fantastic Fish!! We loved this simple recipe. I could not get any of my dishes inside of a pan that had a lid, so I'll have to get a steamer for this! Instead I made the fish as directed (using firm white fillets) and placed them under the broiler. Perfect! Also my black bean sauce was without garlic, so I stirred some crushed garlic into it. Loved the ginger pieces! Served with stir fryed vegetables. Yum!

dale! July 15, 2003