Thursday, 12 February 2009

Steam Sea Bass in Black Bean Sauce

As I'm typing this, there's heavy snow fall outside. It looks really pretty, even in the dark. I must say, the fresh snow falling upon the face it's such a nice feeling. I went out for a stroll just awhile ago, the crispiness of the air is so refreshing, the fresh powdery snow sent off flying as I kicked them....... snow , snow , snow.
For dinner I cooked steam sea bass with black bean sauce. It took me less than 20mins and my delicious and healthy dinner is ready. No hassle, just plain easy.

Steam Sea Bass in Black Bean Sauce
Ingredients ( good for 2)
  • 1 medium sea bass (about 700 gm)
  • 1 thumb size ginger, julliened
  • 1 tbsp black bean sauce(I use Lee Kum Kee brand)
  • 1/4 tsp chilli oil/paste (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp light soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp of garlic oil
  • a dash of white pepper
  • spring onion/ corriander for garnishing
  1. Clean the fish. Lay it on a dish and sprinkle the julienned ginger.
  2. Mixed the black bean sauce, sugar, soya sauce, oyster sauce, garlic oil and pepper. Pour the sauce over the fish
  3. Heat up the steamer/wok for steaming. Once water is boiling, place the fish in for steaming on high heat for about 10mins or so until cook.
  4. Removed from steamer/wok, sprinkled with spring onion for garnishing, served hot with rice.


Algernond said...

I tried doing this. Didn't have any black bean sause, so used sweet bean sauce (甜麵醬)instead.. was lovely, even my daughter liked it!

Do wish there were gentically modified fish that didn't have any scales though....

Christine Toh said...


Glad that you tried this easy recipes and liking it, next time round just ask the fishmonger to help you descale :-)