Herbal Steamed Fish

One of my ways to beat inflation is to find more economical substitutes for the food I love and yet not comprising in taste. So for this dish, instead of using the more pricey Cod Fish, I had it substituted with the Green Halibut Fish. The fish meat is very tender and tasty too after steaming and I think next time I will probably try other ways of cooking this fish and see if they yield the same results as Cod Fish.

My initial intention was to cook up a herbal soup but since the fish was on hand so I combined the both and came up with this Herbal Steamed Fish where I can use the sauce as the gravy for the rice too and enjoy the fish at the same time. So it kind of kills 2 birds with 1 stone with a single dish.

On a side note, I can’t wait for June to be over so that I can kickstart the second half of the year soon ! So much in plans for the balance half year and I really can’t wait (can you sense my excitement here?! Haha) !! In the meantime, let’s enjoy this healthy and tasty herbal steamed fish for now !!

Herbal Steamed Fish

Recipe by Eat What TonightCourse: Homely Cooking 家常小煮, Recipe, Recipe – Fish u0026amp; Seafood


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  • 1 slice Green Halibut Fish steak

  • 2 pcs dang gui 当归

  • 1 pc bei qi 北荠

  • 2 pcs dang shen 党参

  • 5 pcs red dates 红枣

  • A handful of wolfberries 枸杞

  • 8 slices of ginger

  • 2 stalks of spring onion

  • 300ml water

  • 1 tsp light soya sauce

  • 1/2 tsp chicken powder

  • Some salt

  • 2 tsp Chinese cooking wine

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • Some Chinese parsley (for garnish)


  • Add all the Chinese herbs except wolfberries with water and cook till it boils. Cover and allow to simmer for a further 25mins.
  • Add light soya sauce and chicken powder to season the herbal soup. Drain away the herbs.
  • Rub salt all over fish and drizzle Chinese cooking wine over it.
  • Sprinkle the ginger slices, wolfberries and spring onion over the fish before pouring the herbal soup over it.
  • Cover, poke holes over wrap and steam fish for a further 10 mins or till done.
  • Drizzle sesame oil over the steamed fish.
  • Garnish with some Chinese parsley before serving to enjoy !

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