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Chinese Style Steamed Fish & Chinese New Year

Chinese Style Steamed Fish

Author Sharon @Nut Free Wok


  • 1.25 pound big mouth bass or similar fish
  • 2 scallions trimmed and julienned
  • 1 inch piece of ginger peeled, smashed, and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Clean fish and pat dry with a paper towel, set aside in a 9 inch pie plate.
  2. Set up steamer at medium high heat.
  3. When the water starts to boil, pat the fish dry again with paper towels and put half of the scallion and ginger on the fish and some in the abdominal cavity.
  4. Place the fish in the steamer and steam for 8 minutes (7 minutes if the fish is closer to 1 pound and 9 minutes if the fish is closer to 1.5 pounds.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a small frying pan on medium heat and when it's hot add the oil and the rest of the scallions and ginger and sautee until fragrant (1 minute), set aside if the fish is not done steaming.
  6. Transfer the scallion, ginger, and oil mixture onto the steamed fish and drizzle the fish with soy sauce, serve immediately.