It’s a lazy Sunday, and I’m not playing golf today. I played yesterday, I totally sucked. It’s alright, I’ll keep doing it cos I need some regular exercise anyway. I weighed myself the other day, and I wasn’t happy about it. I have to do something. I am going to eat more fish or seafood and cut back on the meat. I was so tempted to get a piece of steak at the grocery store yesterday but I talked myself out of it. I haven’t made salmon for a long time. So I got a piece of salmon, and some veggie. I usually cook the salmon on a grill or pan fried it. That was very yummy and juicy. One time my coworker went to a grocery store near work. He told me that we can get cooked fish from the fish counter. I was shocked. We went there, we each picked a piece of fish (uncooked, of course), then the guy at the fish counter would cook it for us with no extra cost, either deep fried, or steamed. I bought a piece of salmon there, and I had it deep fried. I was worried that they steamed it too long and make it dry. I have never had steamed salmon before. I wasn’t sure if it would be good or not. My coworker had his salmon steamed with some spices. He cut a small piece for me to try. It was not bad, a little bit dry as I predicted. LOL. Yesterday I thought I may try to steam the fish myself, and add some Chinese flavor in it. I added some black bean sauce, and steamed it for just under 10 mins. The fish was very moist. I liked it. This morning, I put some leftover in the congee. It was really delicious and healthy. Besides, I did kick my own ass and did an hour p90x. I felt GREAT!!
Ingredients (Serves 2):
- Salmon, about 1 pound
- Black bean sauce, 1 tsp
- Oyster sauce, 1 Tbsp
- Soy Sauce, 1 tsp
- Water, 1 tsp
- Black pepper, a dash
- Cornstarch, 1 tsp
- Scallion, 2 stalks
- Prepare the sauce first. Finely chop the garlic. Put it on a bowl. Add black bean sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, black pepper, water and cornstarch to the bowl. Mix them well.
- Prepare a steamer: Add enough water to a pot. Bring it to a boil.
- If the fish filet is very thick (say an inch thick) like the one I got, you can use a knife to cut a few slit on the fish so that it will get cooked faster. Put salmon on a plate that will fit into the steamer/pot. I just fold a piece of aluminum foil as a container. It works too.
- Pour the sauce onto the fish.
- When the water boils in the steamer, put the fish in the steamer and let it steam with a lid on for 9 mins.
- While the fish is steaming, cut the scallion into thin strips or dices. Put it aside.
- After 9 minutes, add scallion to the fish. Put the lid back on. Count 30 seconds. Turn off the heat immediately and serve.