Creeach Fam Recipes

Steamed Cantonese-Style Barramundi with Rice, Roasted Green

2 servings


35 minutes

active time

50 minutes

total time


¾ cup Jasmine Rice

6 ounce Green Beans

1 thumb Ginger

2 unit Scallions

¼ ounce Cilantro

2 tablespoon Soy Sauce

6 milliliters Ponzu Sauce

10 ounce Barramundi



4 teaspoon Cooking Oil

1 teaspoon Sugar


• Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • In a small pot, combine rice, 1¼ cups water (2¼ cups for 4 servings), and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. • Cook until tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.

• While rice cooks, trim green beans if necessary. Peel ginger and slice lengthwise into ¼-inch-thick planks; stack planks and slice lengthwise to create ¼-inch-thick matchsticks. Trim and halve scallions lengthwise; cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces, separating whites from greens. Roughly chop cilantro. • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, ponzu, 2 TBSP warm water, and 1 tsp sugar until sugar dissolves (4 TBSP warm water and 2 tsp sugar for 4 servings).

• Cut a 12-inch-long piece of aluminum foil. Roll up foil lengthwise, then form into a coil. • Place foil coil in center of a large pan. TIP: We used a 10-inch stainless steel pan (the foil could damage a nonstick pan!).

• Toss green beans on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. • Roast on top rack until browned and tender, 12-15 minutes.

• Meanwhile, pat barramundi* dry with paper towels; season all over with salt and pepper. Place barramundi, skin sides down, on a heatproof plate. TIP: We used an 8-inch dinner plate (the plate should be slightly smaller than the pan). • Set plate with barramundi on top of foil coil, gently pressing plate so it’s level and foil flattens slightly. Carefully fill bottom of pan with 1 inch of water. TIP: Re-center plate and foil in pan if needed. • Cover pan with a tight-fitting lid and heat over high heat until water boils. (TIP: No lid? No problem! Tightly cover with more foil or set a baking sheet on top of pan.) Reduce heat to medium; steam, covered, until fish is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork, 8-10 minutes. • Carefully transfer fish to a separate plate.

• While fish steams, heat 1 TBSP oil (2 TBSP for 4 servings) in a small pan over medium-high heat. Add ginger and scallion whites; cook, stirring, until fragrant and scallion whites are lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. • Stir in scallion greens and half the cilantro. Add soy sauce mixture and cook, stirring, until sauce has reduced slightly, 30-60 seconds.

• Divide rice and roasted green beans between shallow bowls in separate sections; top rice with barramundi. TIP: If you want to remove the skin, turn the fish skin side up and gently pull the skin away using a fork. • Spoon sauce over barramundi and garnish with remaining cilantro. Serve. Barramundi is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 145°.


Serving Size



600 kcal

Total Fat

16 g

Saturated Fat

3.5 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



75 mg


1330 mg

Total Carbohydrate

75 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

6 g


35 g

2 servings


35 minutes

active time

50 minutes

total time
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