Sake Steamed Sea Bass

"Who knew watching my calories could be so delicious? Not to mention quick and easy! This is a nice company dish that can also be made after a long day at the office"
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  • Heat the first 4 ingredients to boil, then lower to simmer in a pot big enough to hold the steamer.
  • Add the fish on a steamer rack, top with salt, pepper, scallions, soy sauce and sesame oil.
  • Cover and steam for 5 minutes until opaque; remove rack add cilantro to cooking liquid.
  • Serve rice on 4 plates, top with fish, top with cooking juices, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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  1. eleanor.nevard
    This was delicious, I left out the clam juice as I didn't have any and used Japanese Sake and Soy sauce. It was great and we will be having it again!
  2. mplsgirl
    Wow! My husband and I eat fish at least 3-4 times per week so I'm always looking for a new recipe. This was one of the best recipes I've ever tasted. Not too many ingredients, very easy to make, and fast. It's a light dish, but the flavor was incredible. I also served it with black rice and sprinkled it with black sesame seeds at the end. Thank you!!
  3. Hey Jude
    I made this with 1 1/2 lbs. of sea bass and my family loved it. I followed the recipe as written but I used black sesame, rather than white, for the garnish. I served this over japonica (black) rice and it was VERY good! Thanks chia for posting this keeper recipe :)
  4. Akikobay
    This is a great dish, for us a total kid-pleaser. We eat a lot of fish at our house, but for the four of us, we'll need to buy 2 pounds of chilean sea bass to have enough of this recipe. The flavors are nice together, the dish cooks quickly and looks really nice. We had this over black Japonica rice and it was delicious. I wouldn't change a thing on the recipe, it's perfect! Thank you for posting this.
  5. JustJanS
    This is a very subtley flavoured fish dish-which is what I like. It's simple to make and goes well over rice. We had a Japanese girl arrive here tonight to spend the next 4 months with us, and she was really impressed with this dish. I can't get clam juice, so substituted chicken stock, otherwise followed the recipe exactly as written.



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