Chinese Steamed Cod
1 large cod STEAK (about 1-inch thick and maybe a little over two pounds)
Garlic powder (just enough to lightly cover fish)
1 tablespoon dry white wine, tequila or sherry
2 teaspoons ginger (sliced into thin 1/2-inch strips)
2 medium-size garlic cloves (sliced into thin cross sections)
1 green onion, sliced into thin 1 1/2-inch strips (use both the green and white
2 tablespoons (approximation) sizzling hot oil
About 6 hours before steaming, sprinkle fish with salt (a little over 1 teaspoon
per pound). Follow that by lightly sprinkling fish with garlic powder. Make sure
it is rubbed into meat. Place in fridge.
About 15 to 30 minutes before steaming, drizzle the wine on the fish. Next,
place some of the sliced ginger and garlic under the cod steak. Be sure to
reserve plenty to put on top of the fish. Place fish in steamer and steam for 10
After time is up, turn off the heat and let fish sit in steamer for 1-2 minutes.
I learned from my Chinese father-in-law a while back that most people overcook
their fish when steaming. My cod, especially the dish last night is always moist
and the flavor is REALLY good.
When fish has steamed for a few minutes, heat your oil until it just starts to
smoke. When fish has been removed from steamer, place green onion strips over
top of fish and pour hot oil on top.