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Steamed Cod Fillet with Ginger and Soy sauce

Steamed cod fillet is a healthful and quick-cooking dinner option. Adding a few aromatics to the steaming liquid enhances the taste of the fish without using any butter or oil. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Filipino
Keyword: cod, fillet, ginger, steamed
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Bebs Lott


  • 3 pcs cod fillet
  • 1/4 cup ginger cut into strips
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth chicken cube and water mix
  • 1 tbsp cooking wine optional
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 stem green onion for garnishing
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  • Wash the cod fillet and drain excess water. Wrap each fillet in aluminum foil.
  • Steam cod fillet for 15 minutes in a steamer or you can improvise by boiling water in a pot  with a round trivet to place the fish on top and cover the pot. Do not over steam.
  • While waiting for the fish to be cooked. Heat oil in a sauce pan. Saute garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add soy sauce, chicken broth, cooking wine, oyster sauce, sesame oil, ground pepper and sugar. Stir and let simmer for 5 minutes. Taste to adjust seasoning. Set aside
  • When the cod fillets are cook steamed. Drain any water from the aluminum foil and transfer the cod in a serving plate.
  • Pour the sauce on the cod fillet and garnish with green onions. Serve while hot. Enjoy! Bon Appetit!