How to Cook Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Basil and Mushrooms
Recipe type: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 kilo lapu-lapu fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup chopped garlic, divided
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh or canned straw mushrooms
  • ½ kilo fresh basil leaves washed and drained
  • ¼ cup white wine
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How to cook Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Basil and Mushrooms:
  1. Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper. Steam for about 15 minutes or until fully cooked. Set aside and cover.
  2. In a skillet, heat ⅛ cup of the olive oil and toast ⅛ cup of garlic until light brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. Heat remaining olive oil and saute remaining garlic, onions, mushrooms and fresh basil leaves . Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When basil leaves are cooked pour in white wine and turn off the heat.
  5. Arrange cooked leaves and sauteed vegetables on a platter. Place steamed fish over them and garnish with toasted garlic. Serve hot.
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy Meat Recipes at