I've been gone for awhile but now that the computer is working again, back to chowhound.
Unfortunately I have a somewhat unchowhoundish dilemma. I'm supposed to make a *healthy* dinner tonight, something i'm usually kind of opposed to. I was thinking about some kind of asian steamed fish preparation but having never done that wasn't sure what kind of tricks there might be.
I was intending to thinly matchstick ginger and green onions, and either steam the fish in a steamer with the ginger/scallions on top, or make a bed of the aromatics to lay the fish on, just barely keeping it above the water level.
But I don't really know anything about how long to steam the fish, the differences between whole fish vs. fillets, that kind of stuff.
I also have no idea what I'm going to do as a side. As far as dessert goes it's panna cotta and they can just suck it up and deal, as good as ice cream is after chinese food, panna cotta's better.