Another approach to the noble tilapia

I’ve always been fond of Tilapia. It’s not exactly the poor man’s fish but it is a versatile fish for dishes.

You can fry it crisp, grill it, cook it in coconut milk, and in this case, steam it.

Steaming tilapia was something we do in case we get tired of eating our fish fried. It is a healthier alternative and the flavor of the fish is heightened by the ingredients in it. I for one love cooking it like this because it’s nice to suck the juices out of the tilapia head. And the beans add a bit of biting saltiness that matches quite well with the rice. More to that, prep time and cooking time takes less than 20 minutes. Beat that Rachel Ray! >w<)v

Anyway, on to the recipe!

Steamed Tilapia in Blackbean Sauce


  • 1 whole Tilapia
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Black Beans
  • 3 sprigs of spring onion cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 1 inch of ginger, thinly sliced then julienned
  1. In a slightly deep dish, put the tilapia in.
  2. Put some of the ginger and spring onion at the cavity of the belly of the fish.
  3. Sprinkle the rest of the ginger, black beans, and spring onion on top.
  4. Pour the soy sauce on top of the fish.
  5. Steam the fish on a steamer for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, pour some sesame oil on top.

Strangely, I enjoy this with some nice cold beer.

2 thoughts on “Another approach to the noble tilapia

  1. this is soo easy and looks very yummy! thanks for sharing. will definitely do this at home.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *