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Steamed Fish with Ginger

Steamed Fish with Ginger Recipe


Ginger and soy sauce provide the main flavors for this quick-and-easy halibut recipe. Smoking hot oil is poured over the top of the fish before serving to provide flavor and crispness.


  • 1 pound halibut fillet
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup lightly packed fresh cilantro sprigs


  1. Pat halibut dry with paper towels. Rub both sides of fillet with salt. Scatter the ginger over the top of the fish and place onto a heatproof ceramic dish.
  2. Place into a bamboo steamer set over several inches of gently boiling water, and cover. Gently steam for 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Pour accumulated water out of the dish and sprinkle the fillet with green onion. Drizzle both soy sauces over the surface of the fish.
  4. Heat peanut and sesame oils in a small skillet over medium-high heat until they begin to smoke. When the oil is hot, carefully pour on top of the halibut fillet. The very hot oil will cause the green onions and water on top of the fish to pop and spatter all over; be careful. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

Steamed Fish with Ginger

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 360.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 96 %
carbohydrates: 1 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 2 %
fat: 26 %
saturated fat: 13 %
cholesterol: 24 %
vitamin a iu: 16 %
niacin equivalents: 168 %
vitamin b6: 46 %
vitamin c: 6 %
folate: 9 %
calcium: 12 %
iron: 71 %
magnesium: 75 %
potassium: 31 %
sodium: 76 %
thiamin: 13 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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