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.
Servings: 6 servings
- 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.