Claire Corlett

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Steamed Fish [Nyonya Cooking]

Steamed Fish [Nyonya Cooking]

Hello and welcome to Nyonya Cooking! Today’s dish is extremely simple Now, fish is a must during dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year It is believed that if you have fish at the beginning of Chinese New Year, it will bring prosperity and riches throughout the year So, that is why I want to introduce this dish, this recipe on how to prepare steamed fish There are many ways of preparing steamed fish This is my favourite method Let me show you the ingredients I’ve prepared a whole fish here It is very important to have the whole fish and not fillet Then, I have chilli which I’ve cleaned and removed the seeds 2 sprigs of spring onions, some pieces of ginger, I love ginger so I have quite a lot of it here and for the sauce, it’s very simple 1 tablespoon of water, 2 tablespoons of soya sauce 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 teaspoon of sugar, a few dashes of sesame oil and a few dashes of white pepper Now, to prepare the fish We just need to put these ginger pieces underneath the fish This is to get rid of the fishy smell Cut the spring onions lengthwise It doesn’t need to be uniformed This is just to allow the flavour of the spring onions to infuse into the fish Drizzle a capful of ‘shao xing’ wine on the fish This is the chinese cooking wine Put the fish into a wok filled with boiling water So, I’m going to steam this fish for about 20 minutes Meanwhile, you can prepare the other ingredients Just julienne the ginger, chilli and also the spring onions After 10 minutes, remove the fish from the wok to pour away the excess water Put the fish into the wok again Continue steaming for another 10 minutes After 10 minutes, remove fish from the wok Remove the ginger slices and spring onions Heat up oil and pour it over the fish This will give the fish a glossy finish Then, cook the soya sauce in a pan If you find it a little too dark, just add some water sugar, white pepper and a few dashes of sesame oil Bring to boil Pour the mixture onto the fish The next thing that we need to do is to garnish the fish with the ginger, chillies and spring onions which were cut earlier Place them all over the fish Now the dish is ready It is best served when it is piping hot That means it has to be served immediately after cooking It is very delicious and goes well with white rice So, I hope you enjoyed this recipe To those who are celebrating Chinese New Year, Happy Chinese New Year! Qong Xi Fa Cai! I hope that you will continue supporting Nyonya Cooking We will bring you more recipes after this Thank you Happy cooking!

100 comments on “Steamed Fish [Nyonya Cooking]

  1. great..& 4 sure it's delicious!!
    happy chinese new year!! today is 30/01/2016,after a wk then wud be cny holiday.
    i can already hear chinese songs around singapore

  2. Ach wie lustig, du lebst in Deutschland? Welchen Fisch hast du genommen? Ich weiß nie welchen Fisch ich nehmen soll fürs Dampfen

  3. Just tried this for my dinner and it tasted really good! I replaced the Chinese wine with Japanese wine Mirin and it's okay 😀 Thanks for the recipe! I will try Steamed Tofu next <3

  4. Just finished steaming… love it,,, thanx for so exciting delicious steamed fish…) next time going to experiment with added flavors means some differ spices….) red sniper I worked with & red responded back like a killer…))))

  5. Super Nyonya!! I have visited your channel today and your recipes are super. me too interesred in cooking…I am gonna try this method for Red snapper!!

  6. salah satu Channel cooking yang paling keren saya lihat!!
    hostnya cantik, tampilan youtubenya keren!!
    anw yg suka street food visit juga channel kita! 🙂

  7. Seabass or Bream is excellent for this dish. No need to put on the ginger to get rid of the fishy smell. Lovely recipe, nice and simple and reminds me of the nice chinese restaurants in London which do this dish. I also add finely sliced carrots as well to garnish.

  8. I had made this countless of times! The first time i tried cooking it, with milk fish, my mum was amazed. It's been highly requested from my family right now. I am turning 19 this year and I'm feeling confident with my cooking skills! Thanks to channel, I can actually cook. haha. :]

  9. All of these guys actually love something else- lol not the food- haha
    Keep it up – I love your face more than your recipe sister- haha

  10. hi nonya from im from philippines i want to have a request pls make a recipe singapore steam boat fish soap

  11. YAY!! We now have English and German subtitles. 😀 Thank you!! We welcome contributions in other languages too

  12. you are very charming …..great smile and I have to triple watch the video cause I can't help staring at you….by the way I like the dish.

  13. Thank you for your authentic recipies . I love every bit of your video and I am also a home cook youtube streamer !! Keep up with the good work 💖 and follow me too

  14. What are you adding on the fish at 02:35 that makes it sizzle? Is it hot oil? Not sure where that came in from all of a sudden. Second questions – the last bit of chillies, spring onions etc., that you add; are they not cooked? are they raw? Didn't see you cooking them in anything 🙁 Thanks for sharing your recipe however.

  15. Made this one for dinner. I used 250 gr red snapper fillet instead of a whole fish. Added minced garlic and white pepper powder on the fish before steaming. Made the sauce double as what it says in the recipe and added a lot of spring onions and some some julienned red pepper in the sauce. It was fantastic.

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  17. The sauce for the steam fish u represent i just add for the beginning of cooking and when nearly cooked add the the rest of ginger,long red chilli & spring onion then its done.

  18. I have tried this recipe and I am not a good cook. I love this recipe because when steaming the fish there are excess water and you tell to remove the excess water which is I didn't know that. Other recipe of steamed fish won't tell you that.

    Simple yet delicious! 🙂

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