Recipes - Steamed Mullet with salted lemon and dried orange peel

Looking for other ways to prepare the mullet you bought from the market? Look no further - try this Asian style steamed mullet with salted lemon and dried orange peel!


  • 1 x Mullet
  • 1 x salted lemon/lime
  • 5g x dried orange peel (can be replaced with fresh orange peel, slightly dried in the oven) 
  • 5g x ginger
  • 5g x spring onion
  • 1 tsp x sweet soy sauce
  • 30ml x water
  • 1 tsp x white wine (rice wine,sake, or Shaoxing wine)
  • 10g x corn flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To

  • Slice ginger and cut spring onion into sections
  • Soak and cut dried orange peel in slices
  • Clean and dry mullet. Marinate with salt and pepper
  • Squeeze salted lemon/lime juice on mullet
  • Put salted lemon/lime into mullet
  • Place ginger and spring onion on plate, put mullet over ginger and spring onion
  • Put dried orange peel on mullet
  • Place in steamer for 8 - 10 minutes (depending on size of fish)
  • Mix water, sweet soy sauce, white wine, corn flour and cook slightly
  • Pour sauce on fish

If you are into spicy, you can add some chilli on the fish as well.