steamed whole fish with vegetables and soy sauce

Chinese Steamed Fish Recipe

This delicious Chinese Steamed Fish Recipe is topped off with fresh julienne vegetables and a sweetened soy sauce and served with rice.
Course Main
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 282kcal
Author Chef Billy Parisi


  • 1 fresh whole head on Yellow Snapper
  • 1 thinly sliced lemon
  • 1 seeded julienne red bell pepper
  • 1 seeded julienne yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 peeled thinly sliced red onion
  • 3/4 cup julienned green onions
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 each finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Place the steamer attachment into the KitchenAid Smart Oven+ with Powered Attachments and fill it to the line with water. Place in the perforated pan and place a few savoy cabbage leaves down. Place on the lid and heat until it begins to steam.
  • Season the inside and outside of the fish with salt and pepper. Stuff the cavity of the fish with lemon slices.
  • Once the steamer is steaming sliced the fish onto the cabbage, place on the lid and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • While the fish is cooking add the ginger, garlic, soy, rice wine, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, and sugar to a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • When the fish is done cooking, remove it from the steamer and place on a serving platter. Garnish with peppers, onions, green onions, cucumber, cilantro, and sauce.



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Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1466mg | Potassium: 1204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1484IU | Vitamin C: 115mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg