Vietnamese Steamed Fish
When searching for a light meal, look no further than Vietnamese Steamed Yellowtail. Perfectly succulent steamed fish with a punchy Vietnamese dressing and crispy veggies. Delicious!
This dreamy fish dish is perfect for an easy Sunday supper or low fuss weeknight meal. Restaurant quality, packed with flavour and requiring minimal washing up, it ticks so many boxes. Serve as is or alongside some steamed jasmine rice. Yum!
Needing only 30 minutes of prep and cook time and comprising only 11 simple ingredients, this brightly-coloured, healthy and delicious Vietnamese-inspired fish dish is served with a crunchy and refreshing spring onion and carrot salad. Let your spring onions crisp and curl up in some iced water for a decorative, authentic touch!
The traditional Vietnamese steamed fish dish upon which this recipe is based, Ca Hap Gung Hanh, is generally served as a whole steamed fish. Because this can be a bit of a headache, we circumvent dealing with eyes, tails and fins by using pre-prepared fish fillets. So tasty, and it makes for easier cleanup, as we steam on the serving plate – genius!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make Vietnamese Steamed Yellowtail in the microwave?
This can be steamed in the microwave using a plastic microwave steaming basket; however, we wouldn’t recommend it! A fishy microwave is difficult to clean!
Can I make Vietnamese Steamed Yellowtail in the oven?
You can steam this in the oven if you are serving a larger number of guests/portions and you don’t have a steamer basket. Preheat your oven to 205 degrees Celsius. Place your fish fillets into a baking tray with a splash of water, then cover tightly with aluminium foil and steam in the oven until the fish is opaque and flakes with a fork.
Can I make this using fish other than Yellowtail?
This dish is delicious with other lighter meat fish. Try Tilapia, sea bass and cod!