White Fish Fillets with Ginger and Soy

poached fish fillet
Poached fish fillet
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2 tbsp Vegetable oil
1 tbsp Fresh ginger minced
1 ½ lbs White fish fillets
½ cup Soy sauce
1 ½ cups Water
½ cup Scallions chopped
½ cup Cilantro chopped fresh
1 tsp Rice vinegar
Scallions shredded for garnish

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White Fish Fillets with Ginger and Soy


White Fish Fillets with Ginger and Soy recipe makes for a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner. And if you need a quick and inexpensive dish, this one fills the bill. This simple dish takes just 10 minutes of active work but gets tons of flavor from ginger, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. 

You can use any mild white fish – think tilapia, catfish, sea bass, halibut, grouper, haddock, or tilefish. I used tilapia fillets just because I had some on hand. Serve the poached fish with its broth and plenty of steamed rice for a hefty and flavorful meal. Perfect!  

To make the White Fish Fillets with Ginger and Soy, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make White Fish Fillets with Ginger and Soy


Cook ginger


In a 12-inch sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and add 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger ginger. Cook for about 30 seconds.


Add fish and remaining ingredients


Add the fish filets, ½ cup soy sauce, 1 ½ cups water, ½ cup chopped scallions, ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, and 1 teaspoon rice vinegar and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, cover the pan, and remove it from the heat.


Leave to rest


Leave to sit covered for 10 minutes (15 minutes for larger fish fillets).



Transfer the fish to shallow bowls and divide the broth among the bowls. Garnish with shredded scallions and serve.

Try this White Fish Fillets with Ginger and Soy recipe for an easy dinner of tender fish with delicious broth. Made it? Please come back and leave a comment to let us know how you went!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Delicious tender fish! Thanks for sharing!

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