Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger and Green Onions
  • 14-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticksabout 1/4 cup
  • 2large green onions, cut diagonally into 1-inch piecesabout 1/4 cup
  • 1medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 whole 2-pound white fish (such as tilapia, snapper, or trout), cleaned
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1-2teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2teaspoons sugar
  • 1teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • Chopped green onionsfor garnish
  1. In a small bowl, combine ginger, 1/4 cup green onions, and garlic. Set aside.
  2. Wash fish and pat dry with paper towels. Mix lemon juice with salt and rub into fish inside and out. Cut 3 diagonal slashes, each 1/2- to 3/4-inch deep, into both sides of fish. Using the knife tip, make 1/2-inch-deep cuts along the backbone.
  3. Place fish on a glass pie plate or a steamer-safe dinner plate. Rub ginger-garlic mixture along fish skin, then stuff inside slits and cavity. Place plate into or atop a steamer in a pot with 11/2 inches water. Cover and steam until fish flesh is just opaque, 8–10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, stir together soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil until sugar dissolves. When fish is cooked through, carefully remove plate from steamer and pour soy sauce mixture over fish and inside cavity. Garnish with chopped green onions.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger and Green Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Nutrition Facts Per Serving (with 2 teaspoons sauce):
Calories: 250 calories
% fat calories: 14
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 84mg
Protein: 47g
Carbohydrate: 4g
Fiber: 0g
Sodium: 766mg