Along with salmon, Chilean sea bass is our family’s favorite fish to eat. We love its soft flaky texture when cooked properly and reminds me of crab meat. Additionally, this fish is so tasty, so it only needs minimal seasoning. The unfortunate thing is that this fish is quite expensive. For this reason, I only cook with this fish on special occasions such as this past Thanksgiving (I live in Canada, so my Thanksgiving is in October). This steamed sea bass dish is definitely my family’s favorite way of eating this delicate fish. In my opinion, steaming this delicate fish is the best way to enjoy it. In this recipe, the sea bass steak was simply seasoned with salt and then steamed with green onions and ginger for 15 minutes. Then, a simple sauce of mirin, soy sauce and olive oil is poured over the cooked sea bass. As expected, the sea bass was the favorite on Thanksgiving and was the first one to disappear! Enjoy!
Steamed Sea Bass
- 3-4 Chilean sea bass steaks
- 3 stalks green onions julienned
- 1 thumb-sized ginger peeled and julienned
- Kosher salt
- 5 tbsp mirin
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Rinse steaks, pat dry with paper towels and then sprinkle with salt.
- Place the steaks on a heatproof plate that would fit in your steamer. Spread green onions and ginger over the fish.
- Put the plate in the steamer and steam the fish for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Gently transfer the cooked fish (minus the accumulated water) on a serving platter.
- In a sauce pan, combine ingredients for the sauce. Let it boil and then pour over the fish. Serve with a garnish of julienned green onions and ginger.
Going to make it this weekend any suggestions what should I pair it with
This steamed sea bass recipe is good eaten with steamed rice. Other option is steamed vegetables ( broccoli, bok choy, gai lan or pea leaves). Hope these help!
Where can we buy a mirin?
You can buy mirin online or at any Asian store. Alternately, you can substitute mirin with dry sherry. Take care and hope these help!
Amazing! Simple and delicious, a great balance of flavors. The fish came out perfectly. This one is going in the recipe hall of fame. Spouse loved it. Thank you for sharing the goodness!
You are welcome Karen! Glad you were able to try and enjoy this recipe. Take care!
Simple and tasty. Loved it.
really good thank you!!
My family loves the recipe we poured a little less mirin only one tablespoon of it this recipe is great.
Super yum and super easy! The second time did not have mirin just soy sauce. Either one is great! Thanks!
Super easy and really good. I added a bit of sesame oil too.
Simple and delicious. Will put this recipe in the rotation for my family. Thank you.
So easy and so good!