I cook fish quite often. Usually steamed, braised or in soup. Steamed fish is very easy to prepare and you need few ingredients. Over here, I steamed sliced fish with shredded szechuan preserved vegetables (榨菜丝) and Chinese mushrooms. This dish is light and healthy, and the gravy goes very well with a bowl of steamed rice.
Fish fillet - cut into thin slices
Others - Chinese mushroom, szechuan preserved vegetables, red dates, ginger, spring onion, chilies
Soy sauce to taste
A small pinch of sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
1) Marinate the fish slices with a tiny pinch of salt, a little shallot oil, a little water and a dash of pepper. Set aside for about 15 minutes.
2) Cut the sezchuan preserved vegetable into thin slices. Soak in a bowl of water for about 10 minutes to remove excess salt. Squeeze dry, then cut into matchstick thin (see above)
3) Cut the rest of the other ingredients (see above).
Combine the marinated fish slices, other ingredients, seasonings and 1 to 2 tbsp water. Arrange fish slices on a steamed plate. Steam over high heat for about 8 minutes.
For our dinner, I have also prepared Chinese cabbage pork rib soup with sea cucumber. This is simple everyday food for me. Easy to prepare, healthy and delicious.