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Steamed Snapper with Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms and Ginger

Try this tasty recipe for the perfect dinner dish.


  • 100g fresh shiitake mushrooms

  • 2 large spring onions

  • 2 x 200g snapper fillets

  • 2 tbsp Chinese rice wine

  • 3cm piece ginger, shredded

  • ¼ cup Tamari

  • 1 ½ tbs sesame oil

  • ½ cup coriander leaves


  • 1.

    Remove and discard the stems from the shiitake mushrooms, then thinly slice the mushroom caps.

  • 2.

    Slice the spring onions on an angle into long thin strips.

  • 3.

    Place the snapper in a large, shallow heatproof bowl that will fit inside a bamboo steamer.

  • 4.

    Pour the rice wine and 60ml water over the fish.

  • 5.

    Top with ginger and all the mushrooms.

  • 6.

    Place the bowl inside a bamboo steamer and carefully position over a wok or saucepan of boiling water.

  • 7.

    Steam, covered, for 6-8 minutes until the fish is just cooked through.

  • 8.

    Remove the fish from the steamer and arrange in a shallow serving dish.

  • 9.

    Spoon any cooking liquid and mushrooms left in the bowl over the fish.

  • 10.

    Drizzle the fish with the tamari and sesame oil.

  • 11.

    Top fish with the remaining ginger, spring onions and coriander.

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