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Steamed Fish in Black Bean Sauce

Try this savory Asian dish of steamed fish with black bean sauce. It is easy to prepare and is done in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: black bean sauce, steamed fish
Servings: 3
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 3-4 pieces cream dory fillet
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2-3 stalks spring onion - white part chopped finely and greens cut diagonally
  • 1 thumb ginger - julienned
  • 4 medium tomatoes - cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup fermented black beans - washed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons gin (optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • dash of salt and pepper


  • Steam cream dory fillet for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Take ¾ of the minced garlic and cook until browned. Remove from oil and transfer to a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In the same oil, saute the rest of the garlic and white part of spring onion over medium-low until tender. Add ginger and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes, fermented black beans, oyster sauce and gin and let it simmer for a minute. Then pour in water and season with salt and pepper and let it cook for 5-7 minutes until tomatoes are soft and tender.
  • Arrange steamed fish on a serving plate then pour the sauce over the fish. Sprinkle with toasted garlic and garnish with the green onion springs.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.6mg