I love whole steamed fish. Growing up in a filipino household meant we ate fish often in many different ways but this was my favorite way to eat it. Yes, it can be a bit messy if you aren’t accustomed to eating fish with bones but you won’t be sorry.
I was having lunch at a local Chinese restaurant that serves this dish from fresh fish from the tank in the restaurant. If you’ve ever seen these, you know it does not necessarily entice one to eat the fish swimming in a cloudy, small tank. That led me to the decision to simply make it at home.
Below is a basic version of the Cantonese-style steamed fish similar to the way my mother would make it. If you want to spice it up a bit, I suggest you chop up a few red, Thai chilis or your favorite sambal and add to the sauce for an extra kick. Want a little extra texture? Chop and toast some walnuts and sprinkle over the finished dish.
VOILA! It is done and you have a beautiful whole fish dish that is easy and will impress anyone! 😉
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