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How to Cook Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Basil and Mushrooms

The combination of fresh basil with lapu-lapu fillet produce a sweet earthy flavor. This dish is very simple to cook, just season the fish fillet with salt and pepper then steam until cooked.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: basil, mushrooms, steamed lapu-lapu
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo lapu-lapu fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped garlic divided
  • 2 red onions chopped
  • 2 cups fresh or canned straw mushrooms
  • 1/2 kilo fresh basil leaves washed and drained
  • 1/4 cup white wine


How to cook Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Basil and Mushrooms:

  • Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper. Steam for about 15 minutes or until fully cooked. Set aside and cover.
  • In a skillet, heat 1/8 cup of the olive oil and toast 1/8 cup of garlic until light brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Heat remaining olive oil and saute remaining garlic, onions, mushrooms and fresh basil leaves . Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When basil leaves are cooked pour in white wine and turn off the heat.
  • Arrange cooked leaves and sauteed vegetables on a platter. Place steamed fish over them and garnish with toasted garlic. Serve hot.