Steamed Cod with Plum and Tomato Sauce

Steam up a tempting treat of fabulous Chinese style flavours in this fish and fruity plum sauce combo from James Martin
By James Martin
Steamed Cod with Plum and Tomato Sauce
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 800400 g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 400 g dark red plums, tinned in syrup
  • 1 tsp chinese five spice
  • 4 cod fillets, , each 175g, skinned and pin boned
  • 1 pinches black pepper
  • 250 g Chinese greens, mixed
  • 100 g shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 star anise


1. Tip the tinned tomatoes and tinned plums into a pan. Add the five spice powder and simmer gently for about ten minutes to reduce. Push through a sieve and set aside.

2. Place the cod in the bottom of a steamer and season lightly.

3. Place the chinese greens, shiitake mushrooms and star anise in the top of the steamer and gently steam for 8-10 minutes.

4. To serve, place two tablespoons of the sauce on a plate and top with the steamed vegetables. Carefully remove the cod from the steamer and place on top.

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