Instant Pot Steamed Fish | Ginger Scallion Fish

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instant pot steamed fish
instant pot steamed fish
instant pot steamed fish
instant pot steamed fish
instant pot steamed fish
instant pot steamed fish
instant pot steamed fish
instant pot steamed fish
instant pot steamed fish

This Ginger Scallion Fish is going to be the best Instant Pot steamed fish you’ve ever had! It’s the most perfect way to make fish and it cooks in no time!

Ginger Scallion Fish

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Why is Instant Pot Steamed Fish a Good Idea?

  • Perfect. Apparently, your Instant Pot can indeed make the most delicate, perfectly steamed, flaky fish. You just have to know what you’re doing.
  • Flavor. Instead of smothering your fish in flavor, you’re infusing it with flavor by cooking the fish in the Instant Pot.
  • Moist. Your fish will not dry out when you steam it in the Instant Pot. It’s not at all bland or dry, but is perfectly cooked every time.

How Do You Make Instant Pot Steamed Fish?

  • Marinate. Place fish pieces on a plate. Mix the ingredients for the sauce and pour over the fish and let it marinate for 20-30 minutes.
  • Chop. Meanwhile, chop the vegetables and set aside.
  • Water. In the inner liner of your Instant Pot, place 2 cups of water and a steamer.
  • Place. Remove the fish from the marinade, and place the fish in a steamer basket. Reserve the marinade.
  • Steam. Cook the fish for 2 minutes at LOW pressure. Release pressure immediately.
  • Sauce. Heat a saucepan and add oil. Once the oil shimmers, add ginger and sauté for 10 seconds, add the scallions, and the cilantro and stir-fry. Once the ginger and scallions are cooked and softened (about 2 minutes), add the reserved marinade and let this boil vigorously until cooked through.
  • Serve. Pour over the fish and serve immediately.

What is Ginger Scallion Fish?

We love to eat, but I hate the way cooking fish can make your whole house smell like the ocean. This is why I love utilizing my Instant Pot to steam fish.

Locally we have a little hole-in-the-wall Cantonese restaurant. They serve a Ginger Scallion fish that I love, and this was my best attempt at making it from home, and I’m in love with how it turned out!

Ginger Scallion Fish is a lovely marinated fish, like Tilapia, that’s flavored with soy sauce, Chinese Black Bean Paste, garlic, and you guessed it: ginger and scallions.

Why Do You Make Instant Pot Steamed Fish at Low Pressure?

Without launching into an entire science lesson, the delicate nature of the fish, like most vegetables, does better when cooked at low pressure instead of high pressure.

High pressure cooking is good for cooking things like roast, and beans and recipes that take a higher temperature to cook thoroughly.

When you steam fish in the Instant Pot, you’re not cooking something that needs a long braise time, you’re cooking a delicate piece of meat that needs a short cook time at a lower temperature.

Tips and Tricks for Making Instant Pot Steamed Fish

  • Low Pressure. Don’t cook this Ginger Scallion fish at high pressure, or it will be dry and overcooked. Use the Low Pressure setting.
  • Marinate. Don’t skip the marinating step for the best flavor results.
  • Serving. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice to make this a complete meal.

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Ginger Scallion Fish

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Instant Pot Steamed Fish | Ginger Scallion Fish

This Ginger Scallion Fish is going to be the best Instant Pot steamed fish you’ve ever had! It’s the most perfect way to make fish and it cooks in no time!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Course: Main Courses

Cuisine: Chinese

Keyword: Ginger Scallion Fish

Servings: 4

Calories: 174kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre
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Ingredients

Mix and Marinate

Vegetables

Instructions

  • Place fish pieces on a plate. Mix the ingredients for the sauce and pour over the fish and let it marinate for 20-30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, chop the vegetables and set aside.

  • In the inner liner of your Instant Pot, place 2 cups of water and a steamer.

  • Remove the fish from the marinade, and place the fish in a steamer basket. Reserve the marinade.
  • Cook the fish for 2 minutes at LOW pressure. Release pressure immediately.

  • Heat a saucepan and add oil. Once the oil shimmers, add ginger and sauté for 10 seconds, add the scallions, and the cilantro and stir-fry. Once the ginger and scallions are cooked and softened (about 2 minutes), add the reserved marinade and let this boil vigorously until cooked through.

  • Pour over the fish and serve immediately.

Tips and Tricks for Making Instant Pot Steamed Fish

  • Low Pressure. Don’t cook this Ginger Scallion fish at high pressure, or it will be dry and overcooked. Use the Low Pressure setting.
  • Marinate. Don’t skip the marinating step for the best flavor results.
  • Serving. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice to make this a complete meal.

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Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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Originally Published June 12, 2017

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