Chinese steamed bass with cabbage

Chinese steamed bass with cabbage

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Full of flavour and void of guilt, this low-fat fish dish is full of omega 3 and counts as 1 of your 5-a-day. A perfect mid week meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal188
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.74g
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  • 2 sea bass, or other white fish fillets
  • 1 green or red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh root ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 300g green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp low salt soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…


  1. Sprinkle the fish with the chilli, ginger and a little salt. Steam the cabbage for 5 mins. Lay fish on top of the cabbage and steam for a further 5 mins until cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oils in a small pan, add the garlic and quickly cook, stirring until lightly browned. Transfer the cabbage and fish to serving plates, sprinkle each with 1 tsp of soy sauce, then pour over the garlicky oil.

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21st Jul, 2015
Any ideas on what to use to bulk this out for a main meal - not carbs if possible?
7th Feb, 2016
Cauliflower rice ie cauliflower grated or put through a food processor until it is the size of rice or couscous. Don't go too far or it will be mush. You could make noodles from a vegetable with a spiralizer or a potato peeler.
17th Dec, 2013
Very easy and healthy!
11th Aug, 2012
Yummy and did with cod too!
24th Mar, 2011
I loved, but husband disliked (hence on the fence rating) so probably won't rush to make again unless I want a virtuous solo supper. Used haddock fillets as had them in the freezer.
8th Apr, 2010
The recipe below is much easier and much more delicous
4th Nov, 2008
Delicious! Lovely, quick med week meal. Chillis just add a kick, not hot as long as you take the seeks out.
18th Aug, 2008
can someone advise if the chillies are just for a kick or if this is a HOT dish? looks yummy but dont eat HOT SPICEY food
7th Jul, 2008
You do not specify how much or what type of cabbage to use.
24th Apr, 2008
Did this all in the steamer and it was a hit with the family, lovely fresh flavours and incredibly healthy.


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