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Steamed Red Snapper

with Ginger and Orange Juice
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Steamed Red Snapper

Steamed Red Snapper - So simple and yet so ideal for fish lovers

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Health Score:
8,9 / 10
20 min.
ready in 40 min.
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Nutritional values

In the USA, the "red snapper" is considered a good catch, and not only because of its delicate taste: the predatory fish also scores points for its boneless, very protein-rich and extremely low-fat meat.

Curiosity is understandable for the still relatively unknown Red Snapper, but scepticism is unnecessary: experts from the Federal Research Institute for Nutrition and Food in Karlsruhe have thoroughly tested the imports available from us - and found them to be good.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie251 kcal(12 %)
Protein30 g(31 %)
Fat11 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates6 g(4 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage1 g(3 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D1.4 μg(7 %)
Vitamin E4.6 mg(38 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin9.4 mg(78 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate15 μg(5 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin4.9 μg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2.9 μg(97 %)
Vitamin C12 mg(13 %)
Potassium527 mg(13 %)
Calcium85 mg(9 %)
Magnesium56 mg(19 %)
Iron2.2 mg(15 %)
Iodine69 μg(35 %)
Zinc1.1 mg(14 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.5 g
Uric acid201 mg
Cholesterol138 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 piece fresh ginger (about 10 grams)
1 Organic orange
1 Red snapper fillet (about 900 grams, ready to cook)
4 scallions
1 garlic
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon Raw cane sugar
2 tablespoons Canola oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
soy saucegingersesame oilgarlic

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Peeler, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Plate, 1 Small pot, 1 large Pot (with lid), 1 Small bowl, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Steamer basket, 1 Kitchen shears, 1 Aluminum foil (double strength)

Preparation steps

Steamed Red Snapper preparation step 1

Peel ginger root and finely chop.

Steamed Red Snapper preparation step 2

Rinse orange in hot water and wipe dry. Remove zest with a peeler, then cut into fine strips. Juice orange. 

Steamed Red Snapper preparation step 3

Rinse the fish inside and out under cold water. Pat dry and slit the skin with a sharp knife.

Steamed Red Snapper preparation step 4

Cut out 2 sheets of aluminum foil (about 50 x 30 cm) (approximately 20 x 12 inches), place on work surface and fold up edges. Place fish on each sheet.

Steamed Red Snapper preparation step 5

Top fish with orange juice and zest and half of ginger. Place in a steamer basket and steam, covered, over a pot of boiling water for 15-20 minutes.

Steamed Red Snapper preparation step 6

Meanwhile, rinse scallions, shake dry and cut into narrow strips. Peel the garlic and chop finely.

Steamed Red Snapper preparation step 7

Combine scallions, garlic and remaining ginger in a bowl, then stir in soy sauce and sugar. Remove the fish from the steamer, place on a platter and sprinkle with scallion mixture.

Steamed Red Snapper preparation step 8

Heat the canola and sesame oil in a small pot until very hot. Pour over the fish and serve immediately.