Steamed fish with black bean sauce

Gary Rhodes make a quick and healthy dish usually sold as Street food in China
By Gary Rhodes
Steamed fish with black bean sauce
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  • Serves: 1-2
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1x600 g whole bream
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp black bean sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped


1. Using a sharp knife, cut slashes across both sides of the fish.

2. Combine the soy sauces with the black bean sauce, garlic, sugar and cornflour. Add enough oil to make a slack paste.

3. Spread this paste over both sides of the fish. It's a good idea to put the fish on a heatproof plate to catch any juices as it cooks.

4. Cook in a covered steamer for about 10-15 minutes until the flesh flakes easily. Sprinkle with spring onions and serve with rice.

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