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Chinese Style Steamed Fish

Serves: 5



Whole fish-gutted and clean 

Ginger- peeled and finely chopped

Spring onions-sliced

Cilantro-roughly chopped

Soy sause (Reduced sodium)

Vegetable oil



1 medium sized

2 thumb (approx. 30g)


A handful

1.5 Tbsp

1 Tbsp


1. Clean and pat dry fish, trimming away fins if desired.

2. Place cleaned fish onto a large dish, place spring onions, ginger over fish steam for 8-10mins, depending on     size and thickness of fish.

3. In separate pot/pan, heat up vegetable oil and soy sauce and pour over fish when serving, garnish with fresh     cilantro if desired.

Nutrient Analysis (per serve):


  • Fish is a good source of lean protein and also rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are healthy for our heart and brain.

  • Using fresh herbs and spices can help reduce need for sauces or seasoning which tend to be higher in salt or sugar. Using reduced sodium soy sauce can also help reduce our sodium intake.

  • Steaming is a healthy low fat cooking method. This gentle cooking method is also great for seafood as it preserves their original flavor.

  • Using fish fillets can work just as well as whole fish, simply adjust cooking times accordingly. Frozen fish fillets can be a good cheap option too but avoid breaded or cured fillets as these tends to be high in fat and salt.

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