A good Steamed Fish starts with a high-quality fish and only the freshest ingredients to bring out the flavor of the fish. You need to look for a big fish that only has bones in the middle so you won’t get distracted trying to pick them apart.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:35 mins
1 Whole Pompano
Pinch of salt
Green onions, julienned
Ginger, sliced into strips
Roughly chopped cilantro
Soy sauce – 3 to 4 T
2 Tbsp. Sweet Cooking wine or sherry Wine
Cut 2 or 3 slits on each side of the fish. Sprinkle very slight salt on fish, then on a skillet, with very little oil, sear each side for approx. 1 to ½ minutes each. (Don’t add more salt. The sauce will complement the taste.) Remove the fish from skillet.
Insert green onions, garlic and ginger, and cilantro inside fish cavity.
Place some on top of fish also but save some for later use.
Steam fish in a steamer until skin flakes. Approx. 16 minutes for a Pompano
While fish is steaming, mix and heat up the sauce.
Also, heat up the vegetable oil until very hot.
When the fish is cooked, remove and place on a platter.
Pour the sauce over the fish.
Place the rest of the green onions garlic, ginger, and cilantro on and around the fish.
Pour the very hot vegetable oil on the fish and hear the sizzling sound.