Steamed Fish with Ginger and Cilantro

Steamed Fish with Ginger

Steamed Fish with Ginger and Cilantro

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

4 boneless fillets white fish ( dory, tilapia, or lapu lapu )

For ginger marinade

  • 2 tablespoon rice wine or sake
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

For the cilantro sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Procedure:

  1. Rinse fish fillets lightly under cold water and drain thoroughly in a colander ; place in a bowl.
  2. Make the ginger marinade: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour marinade over fish fillets and toss lightly to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let the fillets marinate in the refrigerator 10 minutes.
  3. Arrange fillets, skin down ( if there is skin ), on a heatproof plate and place in a steamer basket.
  4. Place the water in a wok, cover and place over high heat to boil. Once water comes to a boil, lower heat to a fast simmer and place steamer basket on the wok. Make sure the water does not touch the steamer basket; discard excess water if necessary. steam fish until the fish flakes when prodded with knife, about 6 to 9 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.
  5. Meanwhile, make the cilantro sauce : Pour all the ingredients into a saucepan. Allow to boil. Stir and turn off heat.
  6. Pour sauce over the steamed fillets and serve immediately.
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