Chinese New Year Steamed Fish

This Chinese steamed fish recipe is easy to make, tender, and packed with ginger and scallion flavor. AND it's ready in under 30 minutes!

I recommend getting these ingredients at your local Asian grocery store, because often the seafood counter will cut and clean the fish for you!

📝 Ingredients

Prepare the Fish


Take your cleaned fish and slice diagonally into each side for the flavor to get deep inside.

Season the Fish


Brush both sides with Shaoxing Wine, then stuff the inside of the fish with sliced ginger and scallions.

Steam the Fish


Steam the fish on a heat proof plate for 10 to 12 minutes.

Steam the Fish


The fish is done once the eyes are opaque and bones are lightly translucent.

Mix the Sauce


In a small bowl combine and mix together the sauce ingredients.

Dress the Fish


Remove the stuffing and pour the sauce over the fish.

Toast Aromatics


Top fish with fresh aromatics then pour hot oil over them to flash toast them.

Serve the fish


Enjoy with Rice!


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