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Cantonese Steamed Halibut

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Recipe, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Steamed to perfection in a simple parchment packet and topped with a savory, vegetable-packed soy sauce, this Cantonese halibut is a satisfying Asian-inspired fish feast that’s perfect for anyone looking to add more healthy white fish into their diet.

Cantonese Steamed Halibut

Cantonese Steamed Halibut


  • ½ cup of soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 ½ lbs. fresh halibut, cut into fillets
  • ¼ cup matchstick carrots
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 10-15 cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Add the soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, sugar, garlic and ginger to a bowl and whisk until completely combined. Set aside.
  3. Place the halibut fillets on the right side of a piece of parchment paper and season with salt and pepper. Fold over the left side of the parchment paper to completely cover the fillets.
  4. Starting at the top, make several folds around the parchment paper to enclose the fillets.
  5. Place the parchment packets on a sheet tray and bake at 400°F for 20 minutes, or until steamed and cooked through.
  6. Add the sauce that was whisked earlier to a medium-size bowl and heat over low heat until warm, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the carrots, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper and green onions to the sauce and cook for another 3-4 minutes on low heat. Set aside.
  8. Once the halibut is done cooking, remove the fillets from the parchment paper and place on a plate.
  9. Serve with the vegetables and soy sauce over top. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Cantonese Steamed Halibut

Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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