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.
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.