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Chinese Steamed Fish with Soy Sesame Sauce

This is a classic preparation for steamed Chinese fish. Traditionally, this is done with a whole fish, but this technique works well with fish filet as well.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 189 kcal


  • 4 ounces halibut filet or other fish filet try tilapia, cod, barramundi
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine white wine or sherry
  • dash of salt
  • 1 slice ginger minced
  • 1 scallion cut into 1 1/2" lengths
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  1. Sprinkle rice wine over fish; sprinkle with salt. Place minced ginger and a few pieces of scallion on top. Steam for about 10-15 minutes, or until just tender. Steaming time will depend on thickness of fish.
  2. When fish is just about done, heat sesame oil in small skillet until hot.
  3. Remove fish from steamer and remove ginger and scallion on top. Sprinkle soy sauce on top of fish and lay a few more pieces of scallion on top of fish. Pour hot sesame oil on top of fish (I do this in the sink in case of splattering).

Recipe Notes

3 freestyle points

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Steamed Fish with Soy Sesame Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 493mg14%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.