Marinated Steamed Fish
Quickly rinse the fish under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. With a sharp knife, deeply score the fish 3 to 4 times on each side.
Stir together all of the remaining ingredients except the vegetable oil.
Place the fish in a large plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the fish and seal. Let the fish marinate for about 1 hour in the refrigerator.
Fill the base of a tiered steamer ⅓ full of water. Bring the water to a boil.
In the meantime, lightly coat the rack with vegetable oil. Place the fish on the rack.
Place the rack over the boiling water, cover, and let steam for 15 to 20 minutes, until the flesh of the fish is opaque when pierced with a knife.
This fish gets its flavoring from the unique marinade, which is more of a paste than a traditional liquid. The finished fish is packed with flavor, but if you like, a squeeze of lemon or lime juice certainly won't hurt.