Ginger Steamed Fish with Ginger Soy Sauce
I was looking for a recipe similar to what I had when I was back on Guam for vacation. I had a fish that was steamed with a soy sauce glaze. It was very delicate and light, but oh so good. I found something similar and I think even better!
I found the original recipe from www.EatingWell.com, but made some minor changes. I also served this dish with stir fry veggies with the same ingredients for the sauce.
6 5-ounce portions striped bass, halibut or any flaky white fish
6 1/4-inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger
1/4 cup minced peeled fresh ginger
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup gluten-free reduced-sodium soy sauce
2-3 scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish
WHAT TO DO
To prepare fish: Bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a pot large enough to hold a two-tier bamboo steamer. (If you don’t have a steamer, improvise by setting mugs upside down in a large pot and resting a large heatproof plate on top.) Put a heatproof plate in each of the steamer baskets. Place 3 portions of fish on each plate with a slice of fresh ginger on top. Stack the baskets, cover and set over the boiling water. Steam the fish for 7 minutes per inch of thickness.
To prepare sauce: Meanwhile, combine minced ginger, garlic and sesame seeds in a small bowl. Heat grapeseed (or canola) oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ginger mixture and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add sesame oil; allow the mixture to get hot. Add soy sauce (be careful, it will splatter a bit) and cook for 1 minute more.
Transfer the fish to a deep platter. Discard the ginger slices. Pour the sauce over the fish and garnish with scallions. Serve with stir fried veggies.
Per serving: 310 calories; 16 g fat ( 1 g sat , 6 g mono ); 45 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 31 g protein; 1 g fiber; 444 mg sodium; 674 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (74% daily value), Magnesium (31% dv), Potassium (20% dv), very good source of omega-3s
Fish only needs a short amount of time to steam and cook. Be careful not to overcook the fish.