Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Steamed Fish Fillet with Garlic


This dish was inspired by a restaurant we used to frequent back home in Manila. Hap Chan started out as a small hole in the wall serving food that was reminiscent of the food in Hong Kong tea houses. The restaurant became so popular, which resulted in many branches and copy cats, but the original one in Malate will always remind me of the many lunches I spent there :-)

Steamed Fish Fillet with Garlic


Fish:
3 white fish fillets, skin removed (I used cod but the Hap Chan version uses grouper)
4 slices ginger, cut into matchstick pieces

  • In a shallow bowl, spread ginger pieces and put the pieces of fish on top. Steam for 10 minutes. Pour off the excess liquid which accumulates in the bowl after the fish is cooked. Set aside.

Sauce:
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp grated ginger

  • Simmer ingredients together just until everything blends together. Set aside.

Garnish:
2 stalks green onion, sliced thinly on the diagonal


Oil:
1/4 cup neutral cooking oil like canola, corn or peanut oil
2 heaping tbsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. sesame oil

  • Heat oils over medium heat. Add garlic and gently cook until garlic turns light brown. Watch carefully because garlic quickly turns from brown to burnt. Remove from heat.

To assemble:
1. Pour sauce over steamed fish.
2. Top with green onions.
3. As soon as the garlic-oil mixture is done, pour it over the fish. The hot oil will sizzle and will cook the green onions.



19 comments:

Marketman said...

That looks pretty good to me! I love steamed fish...

ctl said...

Wow, the great MM has left a post on my blog! I am truly honored :-)

rose said...

this is my daughter's favorite. everytime we dine in a chinese restaurant. she'll look at the menu and order,stemed fish fillet plsss..... so thank you for the recipe. It really looks so delicious. can't wait to try it on my own.

carol said...

My family has enjoyed this dish many times over since I found your recipe. Thanks so much :D

ctl said...

So glad your family likes it! Thanks for the comment, Carol!

Mia Castrillo said...

hi chinks! checking out your blog for menu for the week. will definitely do this. :-)

Rosby said...

Thanks so much for sharing. God bless you ...

Tin said...

Hi. Tried your recipe and it was a hit! Featured the dish in my site but I didn't include the recipe. I posted a link to your site in case they want to get the recipe

Anonymous said...

I just cooked this now... WOW!!! LOVE IT! c",)

ctl said...

Glad you love it! :-)

Jellybelly said...

I made this today for lunch using your recipe. It's great! Been on the lookout for healthy meals to feed my family. Thanks!

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Lanessa said...

just tried this recipe. the beau loved it so! thank u so much!:D

Anonymous said...

Hello Dra. Mom,

Salamat sa recipe!!! This dish is now a staple in our family! Pairs great with Taiwan pechay (the stalks are not as tart as it's Pechay Tagalog cousin).

I use cream dory.

- dad of 2

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe. Tried it today, and it was the best selling dish for dinner.. :D

Anonymous said...

hi! my husband requested steamed fish fillet tonight and fortunately, i had all the ingredients. i went thru quite a few sites before settling for your simple yet deliciously perfect recipe. thank you! it's a keeper ;)

seluteria said...

The soy sauce to water to sugar ratio is just perfect for the dish! thanks... i tried it just now and I ended up eating the whole thing sans rice...

MerryCherry, MD said...

My hubby are fans of this dish. I'm so glad your post popped out when i googled it. Thanks!

kcatwoman said...

seems delicious, i will try it.. it seems easy to cook too :) :)

abbya said...

thanks for this recipe! :) my hubby loved it. :)