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Steamed Cod Fish Fillet {Quick Easy Asian Fusion}

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Steamed Cod {Quick Easy Asian Fusion}

Steamed Cod Fish Fillet Asian Fusion Style featuring angle cut thinly sliced cod fillet is so tender and naturally delicious. It is extremely quick and easy to make too. Simply cut the cod fillet at an angle in thin slices, marinate, and then steam for 10 minutes. A perfectly healthy and easy dinner choice.

Ingredients required for steamed cod Asian Fusion:

Steamed Cod Asian Fusion Ingredients

For the cod, I usually get a whole cod fillet, weight around 1.5 lb, from my local fish market.

Whole Cod Fillet for steamed cod

Some part of the fillet (the top part which corresponding to the cod’s back) is much thicker, which requires slicing into thinner pieces using a fillet knife. The tip is to place the knife at an angle and then cut through. Space out properly for desired bite-size.

This is the same technique used for Sauteed Basa Fillet.

Slice Basa Fish Fillet with an angle for Sauteed Fillet
Slice Fish Fillet with an angle for thin slices

How to make a quick, easy and tasty steamed cod?

The first is to cut the cod fillet at an angle into consistent thin slices

cod fillet angle sliced into thin pieces
cod fillet angle sliced into thin pieces

I can think of two benefits of doing so. For one, we have a consistently thin slice of cod fillet, which makes the cooking and the serving more straightforward. For two, it is easier to season and flavor the fish when meat is exposed to its maximum degree.

The second is to marinate the cod slices

marinated cod fillet thin slices for steamed cod

Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk well. Place cod fillet slices into a mixing bowl and then add sake and light soy sauce. Mix well using a pair of bamboo or wooden spatulas.

Add Himalayan pink salt, freshly ground black pepper and white pepper, and arrowroot flour, and mix well. Paprika is optional but recommended. Add whisked egg and mix well.

The third is to get the cod fillet ready for steaming

Place the marinated cod fillet into a glass steaming ware. Lay the cod fillet pieces flat. It is OK to stack multiple layers, but try to do in an off-set way, almost like the masonry pattern and leave some space in the middle.

Drizzle the avocado oil over the fish in a circular motion. Then top with chopped green onions and thinly sliced ginger pieces. Save some green onions for garnishing later.

Marinated cod fillet slices in the steaming ware
Marinated cod fillet slices in the steaming ware

The fourth is to steam the cod fillet

Add 6 cups of water into a steamer or wok, turn the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil. After that, add the fish into the steamer, cover with a lid and steam for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and wait for 2 minutes before uncovering the lid.

Garnish the cod with the remaining chopped green onions. Use a slotted spoon to remove the cod fillet from the steamer and place onto a serving plate.

All done! Enjoy a naturally delicious and healthy steamed cod.

Steamed Cod {Asian Fusion}
Steamed Cod {Asian Fusion}

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Steamed Cod {Asian Fusion}

Steamed Cod Fish Fillet Recipe {Asian Fusion Quick Easy}

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Steamed Cod Asian Fusion featuring angle cut thin sliced cod fillet is so tender and naturally delicious. It is extremely quick and easy to make too. Simply cut the cod fillet with an angle in thin slices, marinate and then steam for 10 minutes. A perfectly healthy and easy dinner choice.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Cod Fillet
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 tsp arrowroot flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp avocado oil

Instructions

Cut Cod Fillet into thin, bite-size pieces:

  1. Rinse cod fillet well and pat dry with a paper towel.
    Whole Cod Fillet for steamed cod
  2. If you are getting a whole cod fillet like I do, first cut along the vertical line. Start with the half that has a thicker meat. Place the knife at an angle and cut through. Space out and repeat until you have completed slicing the piece.
  3. The other piece of cod fillet is much thinner and may not need angle cut, just normal cut down straight.
    Cod fillet cut into thin slices for steaming

Marinate Cod Fillet thin slices:

  1. Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk well. 
  2. Place cod fillet slices into a mixing bowl and then add sake and light soy sauce. Mix well using a pair of bamboo or wooden spatulas.
  3. Add Himalayan pink salt, freshly ground black pepper, white pepper, and arrowroot flour, and mix well. Add whisked egg and mix well.
    marinated cod fillet thin slices for steamed cod Asian Fusion
  4. Place the marinated cod fillet into a glass steaming ware. Try to lay flat and leave some space in the middle.
  5. Drizzle the avocado oil over the fish in a circular motion. Top with chopped green onions and thinly sliced ginger pieces. Save some green onions for garnishing later.
    Marinated cod fillet slices in the steaming ware

Steam the Fish:

  1. Add 6 cups of water into a steamer or wok, turn the heat to medium-high and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add the fish into the steamer, cover with a lid and steam for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and wait for 2 minutes before uncovering the lid and remove the fish from the wok.
    freshly Steamed Cod Fillet in the steaming ware
  3. Remove the fish from the steaming ware using a slotted spoon and place on a serving plate. Garnish the cod with the remaining chopped green onions.
  4. All done! Enjoy a naturally delicious and healthy Steamed Cod Fillet.
    Steamed Cod Fillet Asian Fusion
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 572mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 28g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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