Full Steam Ahead Fish

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Recipe: Full Steam Ahead Fish

Summary: Steaming is a very healthy way to cook fish. The method retains ingredients’ nutrients, and calories from fat are minimal since there’s no need to use oil.


  • 2 6 ounces orange roughy or other fish fillets
  • small fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons shredded fresh ginger
  • 1 cup thinly sliced sweet peppers
  • 8 ounces asparagus spears, trimmed


  1. Make bias cuts about 3/4-inch apart into the fish fillets. (Do not cut completely through fish.) Tuck 1 or 2 whole basil leaves into each cut. Rub fillets with garlic and ginger.
  2. Place peppers and asparagus in a steamer basket. Top with fish. Place basket into a large, deep saucepan or wok in which 1-inch of water is boiling. Cover; steam 6 to 8 minutes or until fish just flakes easily when tested with a fork. Makes 2 servings.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 6 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

Recipe adapted from and Photo courtesy of: bhg.com


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