Soy Ginger Steamed Pompano Fish

January 4, 2013 by MommaCuisine

This recipe for Soy Ginger Steamed Pompano Fish is a perfect example of a healthy, light dish that is still satisfying and delicious. Plus, it’s super simple to make with virtually no fuss while leaving it in a steamer. Pompano Fish is a flat fish with silver skin, much like Mackerel. It’s white, flaky meat is perfect for steaming, and is not a bony fish. It’s bones are larger than a Tilapia’s and makes it easier to eat when whole. Using a rice cooker as a steamer is a perfect way to make a kitchen appliance do dual duty and I used mine to steam, as well as make the rice for this meal!


preparation time
5 mins

cook time




1 Pompano Fish Whole

2 cup Napa Cabbage Largely Chopped

0.25 cup Scallions Chopped

2 tablespoons Fresh Ginger Sliced

1 teaspoons Kosher Salt

1 teaspoons Red Chili Flakes

0.25 cup Soy Sauce

1 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar

4 cup Water


Step 1

Put water in your rice cooker. Feel free to add any aromatics you'd like, onions, ginger, and garlic in the water.

Step 2

Line the steam basket with cabbage, scallions and ginger.

Step 3

Put your whole fish (or fish fillets) on top of the vegetables and season with salt and pepper flakes, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. Cover with a little more cabbage.

Step 4

Place in your rice cooker/steamer and steam for about 20-25 minutes. Serve with brown or Jasmine rice.


National cooking personality and host, Johanna M. Cook has been captivating audiences with Momma Cuisine since 2009. Momma Cuisine’s vision is to connect with their targeted consumer base of busy moms by providing exclusive access to the best of what brands can offer.