Recipe courtesy of Ming-Na Wen

Whole Sizzling Fish

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 18 min
  • Prep: 8 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 cups hot water

1 whole cleaned striped bass, (about 1 1/2 pounds)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons julienned ginger

3 green onions, white and green parts, sliced in large pieces

1 cup peanut oil

Lemon or lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Place 2 cups hot water in a steamer. Place the fish in the steamer and top with the ginger and green onions. Steam, covered, for 8 to 9 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the oil to a gentle boil. Remove the fish from the steamer with a flexible nonstick spatula. Place fish on a deep platter or one with an edge. Pour hot oil over fish for a sizzling presentation. Garnish with fresh lemon or lime wedges. Serve immediately.
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