Steaming is an ideal cooking method for fish, preserving the seafood's delicate flavor while keeping it moist. Here you'll find recipes for Asian- and Italian-style steamed fish, Belgian steamed mussels, New England steamed clams, and more.
Lemongrass, cilantro, ginger, lime zest, and garlic perfume this Asian-style steamed fish as it cooks. You can use any firm-fleshed fish, such as red snapper, flounder, or bass.
Chef Andrew Carmellini shared this recipe for black bass fillets steamed with scallions, oregano, vermouth, and lemon and orange zest. Sun-dried tomato and almond pesto mixed with chopped fresh basil, parsley, and celery leaves creates a bold sauce for the fish.
No special equipment is necessary to make this Asian-style steamed fish: simply arrange arctic char fillets in a baking dish, sprinkle with rice wine, soy sauce, scallion, and ginger, and steam in the oven. This recipe is from Australian chef Pete Evans.
To make this dinner for one, line a steamer basket with basil leaves to subtly perfume cod and sugar snap peas while they cook. Drizzle the fish with a light lemon-basil vinaigrette before serving.
Mix together grated ginger, orange zest, orange juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine, scallions, and a touch of coriander to create the marinade for striped bass fillets and shiitake mushrooms. You will need two 6-inch, two-tiered bamboo steamers to make this dish.