Steamed plaice with ginger and soy

Andrew MacKenzie's quick and healthy steamed plaice recipe pairs the flat fish with fragrant ginger and Thai basil, and benefits from the gentle heat of a steam oven. If using a regular oven, add a dash of fish stock to the bag before sealing, and cook at around 180°C for 10-15 minutes.

First published in 2015





  • Steam oven


Set the steam oven to 100% steam
Place the skinned plaice onto a large sheet of parchment paper and place the ginger, carrots and shallots on top of the fish. Pour the soy and fish sauce over the top
Lift both sides of the parchment over the fish to meet in the middle, then roll the edges together to form a sealed seam - keep rolling the edges together so that the fish is completely enclosed, forming an airtight package
Cook in the steam oven for 15-20 minutes, then remove and place in the centre of the table. Cut open the paper to serve and sprinkle over Thai basil, watercress and chilli slices to garnish
First published in 2015

Andrew MacKenzie was destined to be a chef, inspired by his uncles, who both cooked professionally. Over his career, he has championed British produce and become a true authority on Sussex's local larder.

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