Steamed Pomfret | Chef John’s Cooking Class

This is a Pomfret dish you can make for any occasion. It is aromatic and flavored perfectly. You can pair this dish with almost anything, making it convienient.

CUISINES: Chinese
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 3 People
TIME: 30 min
COOKING TIME: 10 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 large White pomfret
  • tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 large Ginger, sliced
  • 4 stalks Green onions, cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • tbsp Supreme soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Julienne green onion
  • 1 tbsp Red bell pepper, sliced
  • ¼ tsp White pepper
  • ¼ cup Cooking oil
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Cut one side into a pattern like a willow leaf veins. Make two angled cuts on another side
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Put two bamboo skewers on the plate, and put the fish on the top, so the fish will be cooked evenly on both sides and done faster.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Place ginger slices and green onion segments on top, then drizzle with Shaoxing cooking wine.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Bring the steamer to a boil over high heat, then put in the fish and steam for 10-12 minutes.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Remove the plate from the steamer, discard the ginger slices, green onion, and the liquid in the plate. Place the fish on a serving plate, pour the supreme soy sauce around the fish, and put the julienned green onion and red pepper on top, sprinkle with ground white pepper.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
In a small pot over medium heat, heat the oil, and pour it on the julienned green onion and red pepper.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Note: Serve the fish immediately after steaming. The timing of steaming is critical.