Steamed Tilapia is a very easy and simple recipe for tilapia. It is tasty and the fish comes out very tender and juicy, not to mention that it is very healthy.
Over the years, I have discovered that the best way to enjoy river fishes is to have it steamed. It is easy and not fussy in preparation.
Preparation Time is 5 minues. Steaming time 40 minutes. Good for 2-4 servings.
1 pound tilapia, scaled and gutted
2 tablespoons fish sauce
½ teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated or sliced thinly
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ large green bell pepper, julienned
½ large red bell pepper, julienned
½ large yellow bell pepper, julienned
¼ cup sesame oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 stalk scallions, sliced
Pinch of sesame seeds (optional)
1. Slice both sides of the tilapia and baste with fish sauce. Make 2 cuts per side. Steam for 20 minutes each side.
TIP: Use the end of a barbecue stick to test if fish is cooked. If no blood comes out when poked, then it’s done.
2. Transfer cooked fish to a heat proof large platter and top with spices and vegetables.
3. Meanwhile, heat sesame oil in a small pan until it’s almost smoking.
4. Carefully pour hot oil over tilapia. Add soy sauce, and garnish with sesame seeds and scallions. Serve with freshly steamed rice.