Ordering steamed tilapia fish or any type of fish in Chinese restaurant can be quite pricey ..One of the way for us to save money is to cook this type of fish at home.Steaming method is quite easy and simple not to said it's very healthy and clean too..If you don't have a proper steamer,microwave is another alternative for steaming fish.Before I bought a proper steamer I use to used microwave to steam fish.Just place the fish and its spices into a porcelain plate and cover with saran wrap or film wrap and before microwave for 3-5 minutes at high,poke few holes with the tip of knife..Taa.dah!! There you go...
4 pieces,thick cut boneless tilapia
2 shallot,peeled and sliced
2 tbsp minced garlic
3-4 inch ginger,peeled and shredded
1 red long pepper,sliced
2-3 tbsp premium soy sauce
3 tbsp sake
4 tbsp oil
handful cut scallion and cilantro for garnishing
1:Heat small skillet with oil at medium heat,add in minced garlic,1/2 portion shredded ginger and sliced shallot ,fry until fragrant or golden brown,removed from skillet,set aside.
2:Prepare steamer with water at high heat.Place tilapia fish in a stainless steel plate,place the other 1/2 portion of shredded ginger under the fish.Sprinkle cut red pepper on the top.When water is rolling boil,place the fish in the steamer.Steam the fish for 20 minutes.
3:While the fish is steaming,heat the used skillet again with 1 tbsp oil,add in soy sauce and sake ..You will see some fire flare up,remove the skillet from heat immediately.Pour the soy sauce mixture on the steamed fish, sprinkle the fried shallot mixture and herbs on the fish
4:Serve the steamed fish while hot.