A Traditional Ginger Soy Steamed Fish

Ginger soy steamed fish is a simple and traditional Chinese dish.

Ginger Soy Steamed Fish

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time:35 mins

Course: Seafood

Cuisine: Fusion

Servings: 3


  • 3 fish fillets I used swai fillets
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp red chilies
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice cooking wine or rum or cherry brandy
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 banana leaf


  • Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, red chilies, ginger, water, rice cooking wine
  • and sugar in a bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  • Wash the fish with the lime. Drain, then add to the ginger soy mixture. Marinate for 20 mins.
  • Singe the banana leaf over an open flame and wrap the fish fillets.
  • Place the fish parcels in the steamer. Steam for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • Carefully unwrap and enjoy.

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