Steamed Rock Cod with Chinese Green Onion Recipe

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A very simple way to prepare a fish the classic Cantonese style with oil, soy sauce, ginger and green onions.

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Servings: 4 - 6 servings


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  • 1 whole Rock Cod about 2 ½ pounds, cleaned and scaled*
  • 4 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 3 stalks green onion, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 3 1/4-inch thick rounds fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic gloves, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Preparation for Frozen fish
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or sake
  • Available in Chinese markets and grocery stores


  1. 1. For fish that is previously frozen, sprinkle salt and rice wine evenly on fish 1 – 2 hours before cooking and keep refrigerated.
  2. 2. Add 2 inches of water to a wok or large boiler wide enough to hold the fish. Bring water to a boil and place steamer in the water.
  3. 3. Put the fish on a plate and place the plate on the steamer. Cover and steam for 5 – 7 minutes. Do not over cook, a fish is done when you can pierce it through with a chopstick or fork.
  4. 4. In a wok or a shallow pot, heat oil over med high heat. When you see a slight smoke, add ginger, green onions, and garlic, stir and cook for 10 - 15 seconds.
  5. 5. Mix soy sauce and water together and add to oil in wok, stir and cook for 5 – 10 seconds. Turn off heat and pour sauce over fish.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 69g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 183  
Calories from Fat 136 74%
Total Fat 15.36g 19%
Saturated Fat 1.44g 6%
Trans Fat 0.06g  
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 1877mg 78%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbs 8.67g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 3%
Sugars 2.7g 2%
Protein 2.25g 4%
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  • John Spottiswood
    This is a gorgeous and tasty dish. We had it alongside the Joyce's Oxtail Stew...and I think the Stew outshined it. However, I would still strongly recommend you try this recipe. It would be good with a variety of different whole fish.
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