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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Mix soy sauce, mirin, and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl while fish steams. Set aside.

  4. Drizzle soy mixture over the fish and serve immediately.

© 2016 Jon Ashton