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“Peacock” Fish 孔雀开屏 (港式蒸鱼)

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Dificulty: Easy



1 800 gram Siakap fish

Green onion

Ginger slices

Red chilies

Light soy sauce, fish sauce, salt, sugar, and black pepper


1. Cut the fish into small cutlets and arrange them fanned-out like a peacock on a plate. Place the tail and head on the sides of the plate. Scatter the ginger slices and green onions on top.

TIPS: If the fish is too large and cannot fit in the steamer, cut the fish into smaller cutlets, then arrange them in a fan/peacock shape.

2. Bring the water in the steamer to boil. Carefully put the "peacock" fish in the steamer together. Close the lid and let it steam for 8 minutes.

3. Discard the fishy water pooled underneath the fish together with the spring onions and ginger. Transfer the fish to a serving plate.

4. Garnish with ginger slices, red chilies, spring onion, and a mixture of light soy sauce, fish sauce, salt, sugar, and black pepper.

5. Lastly pour pork lard with oil (optional) over the fish and serve.