- 2 tablespoons salted black beans
- 1 1/2 pounds whole walleye or red snapper, well cleaned
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 green onions, with tops
2. Slash the fish crosswise 3 times on each side. In a small bowl, mix the ginger, vegetable oil, black beans, garlic, salt, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil; rub the cavity and outside of the fish with the mixture. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.
3. Cut the green onions into 2-inch pieces; shred lengthwise into fine strips. Place in a bowl with ice water to cover; let stand 10 minutes, or until the strips curl. Place the fish on a heatproof plate (See note below). Place the plate on a rack in a steamer, cover, and steam over boiling water until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. (Add boiling water if necessary). Garnish with the green onions.
Note: If you want to cook this fish in the microwave, cover the fish with plastic wrap on a microwave dish and cook for 3 minutes on high. Let stand for 2 minutes and rotate the dish. Cook an additional 2 minutes on high.
Reprinted with permission from Everyday Chinese Cooking: Quick and Delicious Recipes from the Leann Chin Restaurants.