David Chang's Steamed Ginger-Scallion Fish

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Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

6-7 mins

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This classic Cantonese dish proves that less is often more. Dave's version does away with steamers and water baths for a simple preparation that brings out the fish's delicate natural flavor. Finish it with a hit of hot peanut oil, which lightly fries and brings out the fragrance of the ginger and scallions.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 2 4oz (115g) fillets of white fish (bass, halibut, cod, or black cod), ideally skin-on and narrow in size
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon agave
  • 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine (Chinese cooking wine)
  • ¾ inch knob of ginger, peeled, half cut into thin slices, half julienned
  • 2 scallions, half julienned, half cut into 1” pieces
  • ¼ cup peanut oil


  1. In an Anyday dish, combine soy sauce, agave, Shaoxing wine, sliced ginger, scallions, and peanut oil, and stir gently. Add the fish, skin-side up.
  2. Cook in the microwave at Power Level 4tooltip for 6-7 minutes, or until the fish is just barely cooked through and is tender when poked with a chopstick. Note: The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fish. Please adjust accordingly.
  3. Let it rest for 2 minutes with the lid on to gently continue steaming. Serve with sauce and garnish with more sliced green onions, if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Enjoy with steamed white or brown rice or serve with steamed cauliflower rice for a low carb meal.
  • Add some chili crisp or oil over the finished dish for some heat.

Recipe notes

  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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