Steamed Whole Snapper

Steamed Whole Snapper

Course Entree
Keyword snapper, steamed
Servings 4 servings
Calories 420kcal


  • Steamer


  • 32 oz red snapper or bass/rock cod
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeeze from one lemon
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp ginger root slivered
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 scallions medium
  • 2 tbsp ginger root 2 chunks
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp salt kosher coarse
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce shoyu lower sodium
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar



  • Cut 3 or more deep diagonal gashes along each side of the fish.
  • Lightly salt the fish and squeeze the lemon juice onto the outside of the fish.
  • Drizzle the sesame oil and stuff the ginger and garlic into the gashes.
  • Scatter the scallions over the fish and allow it to marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Set up your steamer and steam the fish for about 20 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish).


  • In a separate saucepan, add the olive oil and sesame oil and heat until hot.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the soy sauce, lemon juice and sugar.


  • Remove the fish from the steamer to a plate. Pour the sauce over the fish and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Steamed Whole Snapper
Amount Per Serving (278 g)
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 3.5g22%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 340mg15%
Potassium 1014mg29%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 47g94%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 0.61mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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