STEAMED “LAPU-LAPU” (RED GROUPER) IN GINGER SAUCE
(Red Grouper Steamed To Juiciness Drenched in Ginger-Oyster Sauce Mix)
The normal and usual Chinese fare, technologically tweaked a bit to render
a full flavored sauce where grouper is literally soaked and served.
Ready to gobble down ultra juicy fish meat where dipping a bit into its sauce
with satiate your distinct palate.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Cooking media: pan, steamer or slotted casserole, big-flat slotted turner, oil, brush
1 medium “Lapu-Lapu” (red grouper)-internals removed, butterflied through the
enough water for steaming fish with 5 grams salt and 2 grams ground black pepper
40 ml. palm or soya oil
5 cloves crushed fresh garlic
1 small de-skinned ginger-julienned
20 ml. oyster sauce (any…I prefer Lee Kum Kee)
15 ml. sesame oil
250 ml tap water for sauce
5 ml. soy sauce
2 grams salt (I prefer Himalayan)
2 grams ground black pepper
OPTIONAL 2 grams MSG
- With enough water added with 5 grams salt and 2 grams ground black pepper, bring to boil and set fish on top via slotted steamer container brushed with a bit of oil to prevent fish sticking to bottom. Once boiling, steam “Lapu-Lapu” for 20 minutes. Using turner (not tongs) scoop carefully to avoid break-ups. Set aside.
- Heat oil, sauté garlic and ginger. Add in sesame oil and continue till brownish. Avoid over sautéing so as not to render burnt taste.
- Pour in oyster sauce, soy sauce, salt, pepper and the OPTIONAL MSG. Stir in for about 30 seconds.
- Add in tap water, toss and tumble to disperse flavors and bring to boil.
- In a preferred center plate, lay your steamed “Lapu-Lapu” belly down and pour abundantly with your sauce. GARNISH. SERVE. ENJOY.
DISCLAIMER: Above are test kitchen and household-produced dishes. All ingredients utilized are of food grade quality passing international and domestic sanitary standards. While we find the results highly acceptable, no guarantee nor explicit assurance is hereby issued when recipe is performed by readers. For one, although of similar breed, spices, herbs and other ingredients vary from country to country/region to region that possibility of affecting end taste, aroma & bite-feel is great. Further thereto, mentioned sensory evaluation (aroma, taste, mouth-feel) is subjective.