Steamed Whole Snapper

Steamed Whole Snapper

0:20 To Prep
0:20 To Cook
8 Servings
Average Rating
Difficulty Easy

A healthy, low-fat dish that the whole family will love!


  • 1.5L Water
  • 1 whole snapper, 1.3kg
  • 1 stick lemongrass, trimmed to 20cm cut in 2 and bruised
  • 1 long red chilli deseeded and chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce

Step 1

Heat the water in the Wok over medium-high - heat until boiling.

Step 2

Make two deep cuts on both sides of fish i thickest part of flesh. Fill cavity of fish with the lemongrass, chilli, coriander and green onions.

Step 3

Place fish on a large plate, and place in steamer of Wok over hot water.

Step 4

Sprinkle soy sauce over fish.

Step 5

Cover steamer with lid and steam fish over high heat for 15 minutes.

Step 6

Remove lid and test fish by pulling out part of the dorsal fin. If it detaches easily, the fish is cooked; if not, cover and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes. (Check there is enough water in the base of the Wok.)

Step 7

Serve with steamed rice and vegetables.

Chef's Tips

Fish fillets could be cooked in the same way. Place on a plate as above and sprinkle with flavourings. Cook for 12-15 minutes depending on size of fillets. Fish will 'flake' when cooked.

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