Steamed Fish with Ginger and Sesame

Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: 10 minutes Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses

Number of servings :

Prep time:

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses

Special diet :

Ingredients

2 tbsp (30 mL) grated fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated lime zest
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped cilantro
4 tilapia fillets (5 oz / 140 g each)
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
2-1/2 tsp (12 mL) dark sesame oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lime juice
1/2 cup (125 mL) water
1 tsp (5 mL) cornstarch blended with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water

Directions

Combine ginger, garlic, lime zest, and 1/4 cup (60 mL) of cilantro in small bowl. Lay fillets skinned-side up on work surface and sprinkle with salt and cilantro mixture. Fold fillets in half. Drizzle sesame oil over folded fish and place fish on heatproof plate. Place a cake rack in a skillet large enough to hold plate of fish and add water to just fall short of cake rack. Cover and bring to a simmer. Carefully place plate of fish on rack over simmering water. Cover and steam until cooked through, about 5 minutes. With slotted spatula, transfer fish to platter and cover loosely to keep warm. Pour cooking liquids on plate used for steaming into small saucepan. Add lime juice and water and bring to a boil. Stir in cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring, until sauce is lightly thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup (60 mL) cilantro. Pass sauce at the table in small serving bowl. Serve with grilled bell peppers, a pilaf of wild rice and brown rice, and frozen vanilla yogurt topped with minced crystallized ginger for dessert. Health Hint: A lean, firm-fleshed fish with a mild, sweet taste, tilapia is low in artery-clogging saturated fat and is a rich source of high-quality protein. Makes 4 servings.

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Imported on 2011-01-20 16:41:26 — Original ID:803

Steamed Fish with Ginger and Sesame
Steamed Fish with Ginger and Sesame