Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

When I visit my mother in law, my wife always ask her mom for this dish, Chinese steamed fish.  Its one of the more simpler dishes but always a favorite and a staple at their place.  I personally like this dish with a side of steamed vegetables and some fresh hot steamy jasmine rice.  It’s been a while since we last paid a visit to my mother in laws place so I wanted to make Chinese steamed fish with Chilean Sea Bass.  You can follow this recipe using a whole fish or 1 inch thick filet fish.  Its totally up to you on how you want to proceed.  My wife loved the outcome of this fish.  The fillet of Chilean Sea Bass was very good, meaty, tender and absorbed all that delicious flavor from the sauce.

Ingredients:

2 Chilean Sea Bass Fillets

1-2 scallions

2-3 ginger (thin slices shredded)

1 tsp sesame oil

white pepper (as desired)

2-3 tbsp soy sauce (or as desired)

2 tbsp olive oil

water (will vary depending on size of your pot or steamer)

cilantro (optional)

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

Directions:

1. Clean your fish fillet by rinsing and pat down dry. Then you will want to season the fish with sesame oil, white pepper and ginger on top.  (For whole fish, you’ll want to season the inside and out with salt and pepper).

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

2. Prepare a large pot or steamer filled with water at least 2-3 inches high.

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

3. Cover with lid and bring water to a boil. Steam fish on medium heat (see below for cooking times).

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

Fish Fillet 1″ and thicker: check  at 10 minutes and add 2 minutes for every 1/2 ” thickness.
Fish Fillet less then 1 “:  check at 8 minutes
Whole Fish 1 lb. : check at 12 minutes and add 2 minutes for every 1/2 pound.  

4. Remove fish from pot or steamer. Check the meat of the fish and if it flakes easily, then its done.  Drain out half of the fish water.

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

5. Garnish fish with scallions (or along with cilantro – optional) and proceed to drizzle soy sauce on top of the fish.

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

7. In a pan, heat up 2- 3 tbsp of oil or in microwave for 40 seconds to 1 min.

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

8. Drizzle hot oil all over the fish and its ready to be served immediately with some rice.  Enjoy!

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass

Yield: 2 Servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

2 Chilean Sea Bass Fillets

1-2 scallions

2-3 ginger (thin slices shredded)

1 tsp sesame oil

white pepper (as desired)

2-3 tbsp soy sauce (or as desired)

2 tbsp olive oil

water (will vary depending on size of your pot or steamer)

cilantro (optional)

Directions:

1. Clean your fish fillet by rinsing and pat down dry. Then you will want to season the fish with sesame oil, white pepper and ginger on top. (For whole fish, you'll want to season the inside and out with salt and pepper).

2. Prepare a large pot or steamer filled with water at least 2-3 inches high.

3. Cover with lid and bring water to a boil. Steam fish on medium heat (see below for cooking times).

Fish Fillet 1" and thicker: check at 10 minutes and add 2 minutes for every 1/2 " thickness.
Fish Fillet less then 1 ": check at 8 minutes
Whole Fish 1 lb. : check at 12 minutes and add 2 minutes for every 1/2 pound.

4. Remove fish from pot or steamer. Check the meat of the fish and if it flakes easily, then its done. Drain out half of the fish water.

5. Garnish fish with scallions (or along with cilantro - optional) and proceed to drizzle soy sauce on top of the fish.

7. In a pan, heat up 2- 3 tbsp of oil or in microwave for 40 seconds to 1 min.

8. Drizzle hot oil all over the fish and its ready to be served immediately with some rice. Enjoy!

    Pin It

2 Responses to “Chinese Steamed Chilean Sea Bass”

  1. #
    1
    Laura Dembowski — March 1, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    I love fish and make it all the time. I am always looking for new and exciting ways to prepare it that are still healthy. This certainly looks like it fits the bill!

    Reply

  2. #
    2
    Judy Leung — March 2, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    I want to eat,yummy

    Reply

Leave a Comment





CommentLuv badge