Steamed Onaga w/Chung Choi (Salted Turnip)
This is a classic way to prepare Onaga or Hawaiian red snapper ..first by steaming, then searing the fish with hot oil and herbs.
- 2 lb. onaga*, cleaned
- 3 TB Aloha shoyu
- 1 TB vegetable oil
- 1 TB sesame seed oil
- 1 piece chung choi (salted turnip), rinsed, minced
- 2 tsp. ginger, peeled, grated
- ¼ c. + ¼ c. green onion, minced
- 1 bunch Chinese parsley, chopped
- ¼ c. vegetable oil
*red snapper is a great alternative to onaga. Try to get the fish whole with skin on.
In a flat dish; combine soy sauce, 1 TB of vegetable oil, sesame seed oil and chung choi. Dip fish on both sides into mixture. Place on steamer; top with ginger and ¼ cup of green onion. Drizzle with soy sauce mixture. Steam 5-6 minutes, until cooked through. In a skillet over medium heat; warm oil. Drizzle over fish; top with remaining green onion and Chinese parsley.