Asian Steamed Porgy with Ginger and Scallions Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 - 3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 large whole porgy, or medium red snapper, or any other sweet-fleshed fish you like. The most important part is that it is as fresh as possible.
  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 matchbook strips of fresh-cut ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 cup scallions, cut into long thin strips, whites only
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Chinese cooking wine
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Parsley and fresh scallions for garnish
How to cook Asian Steamed Porgy with Ginger and Scallions:
  • Place the fish in salt water and let it soak for 30 minutes. Wash fish well; rinse and pat dry.
  • Score the fish three times on each side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stuff the slices with the ginger strips. Place the fish in a deep, heat-proof plate. Pour the Chinese cooking wine into the bottom of the plate. Sprinkle the scallions on top.
  • Boil a couple of inches of water in the steamer. Then put the plate in and cover. Cook about 10-12 minutes. (Until fish is white and starting to flake.)
  • While the fish is cooking, heat the oil to very hot, but not smoking.
  • Use a wide spatula to carefully remove the fish. Put it on a deep platter. Pour the cooking juices around it.
  • Slowly pour the hot oil over the fish. (It should crackle a little); then pour the soy sauce over the fish.
  • Top with fresh scallions if you like.
  • Serve the Asian Steamed Porgy with Ginger and Scallions hot with steamed white rice. The sauce is wonderful.
Asian Steamed Porgy with Ginger and Scallions recipe

Notes:

The Asian Steamed Porgy with Ginger and Scallions is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.

You will need a big steamer for this. (Or a wok with a rack for steaming). The steamer should be wide enough to put a whole fish on a plate inside and still have room for the steam to come up around the plate. You can buy these at most Asian grocery stores.

(If you don't have a steamer, it might work to bake it covered in the oven, I haven't tried that, though.)

Comment:

Porgy, also known as scup, is a lean fish with a coarse texture and delicate flavor, consisting of a large family of fish found in temperate and tropical waters all over the world.

This recipe for Asian Steamed Porgy with Ginger and Scallions serves/makes: 2 - 3 servings

The Asian Steamed Porgy with Ginger and Scallions recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Porgy (more Porgy recipes)
Preparation Method: Steamed (more Steamed recipes)
Cuisine: Other Asian (more Other Asian recipes)

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