Nov 7, 2011

Steam Fish with Fried Soy Bean Crumbs

After making this easy dish and getting rave reviews from friends, I received many requests from friends to share this easy fish recipe with them. When it comes to cooking, I am a true believer of ready-made sauce. Why go through all these troubles of making from scratch? Who has the time??
-White fish of choice but I used 3 Tilapia fillets
-2 large cloves of garlic, finely minced
-1 large green onion, finely minced as well

-2 large tablespoon of soy bean crumbs from the jar
-2 tablespoon of olive oil
-1/2 tablespoon of soy bean paste with chili. If you want to make this for kids, just use soy bean paste without chili
-1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce
-1 teaspoon of sugar
-1/2 tablespoon of rice wine
-salt to taste if needed

How to:
-I used Tilapia fillets from Costco. They are inexpensive and easy to prepare. I coat fillets very lightly with corn starch and cook it in boiling water for a couple of minutes until ready. That is it for fish preparation. Or you can just steam it. I think with corn starch coating somehow the fish fillets become really tender.
-Add oil and soy bean crumbs in pan and saute for couple of minutes on medium low heat.
-Add garlic and continue to saute until garlic becomes golden. Do not cook on high heat because overcooked garlic will become bitter.
-Add rest of the ingredients. (To make life easier, I mixed soy sauce, soy bean paste, rice wine, sugar in a small bowl first)
-I added just a little dash of salt but it may not be necessary depending on personal taste bud. Taste the sauce to adjust salt level.
-Turn off fire, and add green onion
-Serve over fish immediately.
-To keep everything hot, I was cooking both the fish and the sauce at the same time.

I love soy bean crumbs, I can easily eat this sauce with plain noodle with some vegetable on the side. What is your favorite steam fish dish??


  1. I love using soy bean paste. It has such a tangy and salty flavor.

  2. Thanks for sharing it!


  3. So yummy!
    Thanks for the recipe, darling!


  4. Mmm that recipe looks great. Thanks for sharing!

    I like buying white fish fillets, but I usually cook it en papillote. It's a fat-free way of cooking the fish, quick and super-easy.

  5. I love fish and this looks so good. Also it's good for you. Thanks for sharing the recipe! YUM!

  6. Yummers! I usually have it with ginger and green onion. :)


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