Ginger-Steamed Fish with Troy's Hana-Style Sauce

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This shoyu-based sauce with fresh ginger, garlic and sesame is a Hana classic. Aloha Shoyu is the preferred brand at the hotel. (We use reduced-sodium soy sauce to keep the sodium in check.) Chef David Patterson prepares the dish with onaga, a red snapper only found in the Hawaiian waters; it’s tender, sweet and mild in flavor. We found that halibut and other white fish were also delicious. Serve with steamed brown rice and Green Papaya Salad.

Ginger-Steamed Fish with Troy's Hana-Style Sauce
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients Fish
  • 6 5-ounce portions striped bass, halibut or any flaky white fish

  • 6 1/4-inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger

Sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced peeled fresh ginger

  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or canola oil

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2-3 scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish

Directions
  1. To prepare fish: Bring 1 to 2 inches of water to a boil in a pot large enough to hold a two-tier bamboo steamer. (If you don’t have a steamer, improvise by setting mugs upside down in a large pot and resting a large heatproof plate on top.) Put a heatproof plate in each of the steamer baskets. Place 3 portions of fish on each plate with a slice of fresh ginger on top. Stack the baskets, cover and set over the boiling water. Steam the fish for 7 minutes per inch of thickness.

  2. To prepare sauce: Meanwhile, combine minced ginger, garlic and sesame seeds in a small bowl. Heat grapeseed (or canola) oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ginger mixture and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add sesame oil; allow the mixture to get hot. Add soy sauce (be careful, it will splatter a bit) and cook for 1 minute more.

  3. Transfer the fish to a deep platter. Discard the ginger slices. Pour the sauce over the fish and garnish with scallions.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Calories
270
Added Sugars
0g
Carbohydrates
6g
Cholesterol
69mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Fat
14g
Monounsaturated Fat
6g
Potassium
698mg
Protein
29g
Saturated Fat
1g
Sodium
466mg
Bonus
Selenium (74% daily value)
Magnesium (31% dv)
Potassium (20% dv)
very good source of omega-3s
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Exchanges
4 1/2 lean meat
1 fat

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