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Micro-Steamed Hoisin Fish and Vegetables

Updated February 23, 2016
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In my kitchen the microwave oven is most often used for reheating leftovers, but I’ll admit that when it comes to steaming fish and veggies the microwave is fast and there’s only one bowl to clean, too! You can use this recipe to prepare whatever fish you find fresh in your market. Look for nice fillets that are about 1½ inches thick. It couldn’t be easier to put this dish together. You slice the fish into strips, toss the vegetables on top, and drizzle a hoisin sauce doctored with soy sauce and rice vinegar over everything. Jasmine rice is a nice accompaniment to the fish and vegetables. You’ll need 4 cups cooked rice to go along with this dish.

Microwave ovens vary in power, so use the timing here as a guide. You may need to add another minute for the fish and vegetables to cook through.

Serves4

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 Minutes

Cooking Time6 min

Cooking Time - Text6

Cooking Methodmicrowaving

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationhealthy, lactose-free, low saturated fat, low-fat

Equipmentmicrowave

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturesavory, sweet, umami

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon, grouper, or other fish fillets, 1½ inches thick
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 package (3.2 ounces; 1 cup) sliced shiitake mushrooms, wiped clean and stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon sliced peeled fresh ginger
  • ½ cup pre-shredded carrots
  • 4 scallions, both white and light green parts, thinly sliced (for ½ cup)
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

Instructions

Cut the fish into 1-inch wide strips and place these in a 2-quart microwave-safe dish. Scatter the sugar snap peas, mushroom, ginger, carrots, and scallions evenly over the fish.

Pour the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and vinegar into a small bowl and stir until well combined. Drizzle this mixture over the fish and vegetables. Cover the dish with plastic wrap, folding back on corner to allow the steam to escape.

Place the dish in the microwave oven and cook on high power until the fish is cooked through and the vegetables are crisp-tender, 6 minutes. Stop every 2 minutes to gently stir and reposition the fish so that the outside pieces are moved to the inside. Spoon the fish and vegetables onto plates and serve.

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