Easy whole cooked fish baked in oven comes out super moist and tender. Ginger, garlic, maple and soy sauce glaze on top.
Keyword easy steamed fish, steamed fish soy glazed, whole steamed fish
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 55minutes
Author Plating Pixels
1wholefishabout 1-2 pounds, cleaned and scales removed (snapper, bass, trout or sole)
1handfulfresh cilantro leaves
1stalkgreen onionlargely chopped
4smallgarlic clovespeeled (plus one large clove, minced)
¼cupsoy sauceor liquid aminos for gluten-free
1tablespoonreal maple syrupomit for keto
1teaspoonfresh grated ginger
½teaspoonred chili pepper flakes
2cupspea shootsor similar small greens
Sesame seedsas garnish
Preheat oven to 375° F. Stuff center of fish with cilantro, green onions and whole garlic cloves (do NOT add salt to fish). Wrap entire fish with 2 layers of foil to completely seal; this is what keeps the steam in so make sure it’s enclosed.
Bake about 40 minutes, until meat is tender and flakes off with a fork. Remove from oven and keep in foil until ready to serve. You can make glaze while fish is in the oven.
To make glaze: In a medium pan add soy sauce, maple syrup, ginger, remaining minced garlic and chili flakes. Heat over medium, stirring often and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
Remove foil from fish and place on a large platter and add pea shoot leaves around it. Drizzle half of glaze on top and garnish with sesame seeds.. Cut fish and serve (see cooking tips section above for an easy method). Drizzle additional glaze on top of fillet meat.