This recipe is a very simple and easy to cook steamed Lapu-lapu. You will be surprise how tasty it is with just a using a simple method of cooking. You only need to steam the fish then sauté the aromatics then add the condiments like soy sauce, rice wine, sugar then pour it over the fish then serve! You can also substitute the lapu-lapu with other fish like tilapia, maya-maya or any white flesh fish.
How To Cook Soy Ginger Steamed Lapu-Lapu
- 3/4 kilo lapu-lapu or maya-maya or talakitok
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil
For the Soy-Ginger sauce:
- 3 stalks spring onion cut into 1-1/2 inch long
- 3 Tbsp ginger finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce Lee Kum Kee Premium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp rice wine or sherry
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 3 stalks onion leeks chopped optional
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. sesame oil optional
How To Cook Soy Ginger Steamed Lapu-Lapu:
- Clean the lapu-lapu by removing the gills, innards and scales. Remove also the fins but it is optional. Cut a few shallow slits on the sides of the fish.
- Rub the fish with ground black pepper and a little salt. Stuff it with sliced ginger and put also the ginger on the slits.
- Prepare a steamer that will fit the fish and put the fish on a porcelain or heat proof plate then put in the steamer.
- Steam the fish for 15 to 20 minutes or until fully cooked. Then turn off heat and let it cool.
- Heat cooking oil in a small pan and saute ginger, spring onion and leeks for a minute. Then add soy sauce, rice wine, pepper, sugar, sesame oil and water.
- Add also the drippings from the steamed lapu-lapu then bring to a boil then simmer for 2 minutes.
- Transfer the lapu-lapu on a deep plate and pour the soy-ginger sauce on the fish then serve hot.
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