This steamed cod with ginger and scallions is an easy, Asian-inspired weeknight dish made with cod that’s gently cooked in a simple yet flavorful sauce of rice vinegar, soy sauce, and ginger.
Steamed fish is a healthful and quick-cooking dinner option. Adding a few aromatics to the steaming liquid enhances the taste of the fish without using any butter or oil. Haddock, halibut, or other firm-fleshed white fish can be used in place of the cod.–Editors of Everyday Food
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Steamed Cod with Ginger and Scallions
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- 15 M
- 15 M
- Serves 4
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Recipe Testers Reviews
My favorite Pan-Asian restaurant has this dish on the menu but uses a whole fish rather than the fillet. While this recipe gives you a restaurant-quality dish, it's very easy to make as a home chef. The prep is very quick, as is the cooking time.
Although the recipe states to leave the aromatic cooking liquid in the skillet, I spooned it over the fish and jasmine rice, which was a perfect accompaniment, and it made a nice, flavorful sauce.
I think a whole bass or snapper would be another good option for this recipe, along with the other firm-fleshed fillets suggested in place of the cod.