Chinese Style Steamed Whole Fish- the fish Tilapia is drenched with light soy sauce, cilantro, green onions, and some sesame oil to achieve that Asian food aroma.
For more steamed meals in the blog: Siopao, Steamed Pampano, Puto Cheese, Leche Flan, and PINTEREST.
Hello, guys! Today, we are going Chinese cooking, although I put a little Filipino twist in it by adding more soy sauce and cilantro and ginger. But really, you can’t go wrong with this steamed fish recipe. I have tried tweaking the ingredients it still tasted delicious.
Chinese Style Steamed Whole Fish Tilapia
In the Philippines, we were blessed with different varieties of fish; they are very fresh. Although we had Tilapia, I had not seen Pink Tilapia before, so when I saw this Pink Tilapia in Costco, I was hesitant to try it because it can pass as a pet fish – but I tried it anyway.
As this was my first trying Pink Tilapia, I was having doubts about it; but after tasting this steamed fish, I liked it more than the dark ones. I like it because it doesn’t have a sandy texture.
What’s more remarkable about this dish is that it doesn’t have that overpowering fishy smell and flavor – and the spices made it so. Talking about cilantro, ginger, green onions, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
How do you make this Chinese Steamed Whole Fish Tilapia?
- This meal is straightforward to make. I think the only consideration here is the steamer size you have available. Pink Tilapia tend to be large, so I must use my large steamer to steam them.
- You have to prepare and saute’ the spices separately.
- Let the cooking oil simmer before pouring it on top of the fish.
- You can use any fish in the season, but my favorite is this Pink Tilapia.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR STEAMING WHOLE FISH?
Lots of ginger
- 2 lbs Pink Tilapia
- 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp pepper
- 1/8 cup soy sauce
- 1/8 cup Roasted Sesame Oil
- 1 inch ginger Julianne
- 1 bunch cilantro chopped
- 1/4 cup .green onion
- Fill the steamer with 20 cups of water and let boil.
- Clean the Tilapia and rub salt and pepper around it. Fill the opening with tomato and wrap the fish with foil.
- Steam the Tilapia for 45 minutes and remove from the steamer.
- When the Tilapia's ready, heat the sesame oil in the pan and brown the ginger. Add the soy sauce and let it simmer on high heat for two minutes.
- Arrange the green onion and cilantro on the fish and pour the prepared sauce.
- This meal is based mainly on how you prefer the taste to be, so feel free to add more of the ingredients according to your liking.
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