Chinese Poached Fresh Fish

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This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

Chinese Poached Fresh FishPoached Fresh Fish


4 slices ginger root

2 scallions

1 x 1 ½ lb whole fish (cod or sea bass), cleaned

2 Chinese parsley sprigs, chopped

¼ cup oil

2 tbsps soy sauce


Fill a large oval saucepan or fish kettle to a depth of 2 inches with water.

Add 2 of the ginger and 1 of the scallions and bring to the boil. Place the fish in the boiling water. Cover and cook for 1 minute, then turn off the heat. Leave, covered, on the top of the cooker for 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the remaining scallion into 1 inch pieces and shred the remaining ginger. Drain the fish and place on a serving plate.

Sprinkle with the chopped scallion, shredded ginger and the Chinese parsley.

Heat the oil in a small pan. When it is very hot, pour over the fish. Sprinkle the soy sauce on top and serve immediately.

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