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Steamed snapper with ginger, soy and sesame

You'll need

2 snapper fillets (about 180gm each), bones removed 25 gm (5cm piece) ginger, cut into julienne 2 spring onions, thinly sliced, plus extra to serve 1 tbsp each Shaoxing wine and soy sauce 25 ml peanut oil 1 bunch water spinach, thick stalks trimmed 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 tsp sesame oil To serve: thinly sliced long red chilli, coriander and steamed rice


  • 01
  • Place snapper on a heatproof plate that fits snugly into a large steamer, scatter over ginger and onion, drizzle with Shaoxing and soy sauce, cover and steam over a wok of boiling water until fish is cooked through (8-10 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, heat 15ml peanut oil in a large frying pan or wok over high heat, add water spinach and garlic and stir-fry until wilted and bright green (2-3 minutes).
  • 03
  • Heat sesame oil and remaining peanut oil in a small saucepan until smoking (1-2 minutes). Transfer fish to plates, drizzle over juices, then pour over hot oil, scatter with extra spring onion, chilli and coriander and serve with rice and water spinach.
This recipe is from the February 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

At A Glance

  • Serves 2 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 2 people

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