Steamed Fish with Black Bean Sauce

Steamed Fish in Black Bean Sauce

We love fish, especially white fish. Our favourite fish is the Queensland snapper. The flesh is firm and has a delicate sweet flavour. We managed to get some super fresh snapper this week at the Farmers’ Market and decided to steam it with black bean. Steaming it will create a natural delicious sauce, that blends well with the clear sweet flavour of fish. Steamed Fish in Black Bean Sauce is a quick, easy and delicious dish to prepare; just make sure the fish is fresh. The sauce is delicious – sweet, salty and hot.


  •  300 gm fresh  snapper fillet (or any white fish)
  • Sauce mixture (stir together)
    • 1 tablespoon salted black bean (mashed)
    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
    • Dash of white pepper
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 thumb nail size ginger (finely shredded)
    • 1 fresh chilli (finely sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon cooked oil (infused with garlic & ginger)


1. Prepare the sauce mixture. Pour sauce mixture over the fish.

2. Put into a steamer and steam for 8-10 minutes or until cooked. Halfway through the steaming, drizzle 1 tablespoon of cooked oil that has been infused with ginger & garlic. Fish is cooked when it turns fully opaque. Do not overcook.

It’s so simple!

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