Steamed sea bass with ginger and spring onions is a dish that I grew up eating nearly every week. Not only is it delicious but it’s so simple to make. You really don’t need any skill to cook this dish. Unless you are really bad at time keeping then get yourself a timer. As this recipe only requires the fish to be steamed for no more than 10 minutes. Any more than that then the fish becomes slightly chewy. One thing I really hate is eating overcooked fish as I just can’t stomach it. You would understand what I mean if you’ve experienced this before.
Traditionally with this steamed sea bass recipe; you would pour hot oil on to the fish after it has been steamed. Apparently it is suppose to make the fish taste more fragrant. The recipe I am sharing does not require you to do this as I marinate the fish before steaming. I think my recipe is just as tasty and less time consuming.
Why is fish so important?
Eating fish is very important for the Chinese people. Since the Chinese character meaning for fish is 魚 in the traditional form. It is pronounced as yú. This word is a homophone for ‘affluence’ or ‘abundance’. This explains why Chinese people eat a lot of fish on Chinese New Year as it will mean increase in prosperity.
I didn’t really understand or care about Chinese traditions whilst growing up. I thought it was a load of nonsense. But it’s funny now that after having children I want to continue with these traditions and share them with my two daughters, to ensure that they learn about their culture. I think it’s true when they say, as you get older you start becoming like your Mother. Yikes! My hubby better start running.
Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger and Spring Onion Video
- 340g Whole Sea bass (washed and cleaned)
- 2 Spring onions (sliced)
- 2 garlic gloves (sliced)
- 10 g of ginger (sliced)
- 1tbsp of soy sauce
- 1 tsp of oil
- Prepare all the ingredients
- Mix the soy sauce and oil together and stir
- Rub the soy sauce mixture on the outside and inside of the fish. Leave it to marinate for 5 mins
- Add the garlic and ginger inside and on top of the fish
- Steam for 8 mins
- Add the spring onions of top
- Steam for a further 2 mins
- Ready to serve
02. Add 1 tsp of chopped chilli for extra spice
03. Gluten-free: Use gluten-free soy sauce instead of the normal one
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