Chinese Style Steamed Fish
Serves 4 Active Time 10 min. Total Time 18 min.
4 salmon steaks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely julienned
1 scallion, white and light green parts only, julienned
4 cilantro sprigs
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin
Fill a large pot with 2 inches of water. Add an 11-inch steamer basket to the bottom of the pot. Place salmon inside basket. Season with salt and pepper. Top salmon with strips of ginger.
Bring the water to a gentle simmer over medium-high heat. Cover pot with lid and steam for 6 minutes. Remove lid and top fish with scallion and cilantro. Replace lid and steam for 2 additional minutes.
Mix soy sauce, mirin, and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl while fish steams. Set aside.
Drizzle soy mixture over the fish and serve immediately.