How to make Steamed Fish -

Fish fillets rubbed with soy sauce, fresh red chillies and other herbs and steamed in a bamboo steamer.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Basa fillets, Soy sauce (सोय सॉस)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Steamed Fish

Steamed Fish Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Steamed Fish Recipe

  • Basa fillets cut into 4 pieces 2

  • Soy sauce 3 teaspoons

  • Fresh red chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Oil 3 teaspoons

  • Ginger cut into juliennes

  • Spring onion greens 2-3, finely chopped + for garnishing

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Spring onion bulbs 2

  • Lemon 1


Step 1

Heat sufficient water in a wok and place a bamboo steamer inside it.

Step 2

Take the fish fillet on a plate, add soy sauce, red chillies, oil, ginger juliennes, spring onion greens, salt and black pepper powder and rub it thoroughly.

Step 3

Place the fish plate in the steamer, cover and steam for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

Take the spring bulb with little stalks intact, slit through the stalk and open the curls. Place in a bowl of chilled water to let the curls open completely for the garnish.

Step 5

In a bowl, grate the lemon to get the zest, halve the lemon into two and cut the remaining into wedges.

Step 6

Open the lid of the steamer, drizzle juice of half lemon on the top.

Step 7

Remove the plate, sprinkle lemon zest, spring onion greens, place the spring onion, garnish with lemon wedges on both sides of the plate and serve immediately.

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