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Steamed Lime & Cilantro Tilapia w/Dark Soy Sauce

This flavorful and delicious steamed fish is easy to make and so delicious! Made with tilapia, lime, cilantro, ginger, dark soy sauce and more, this is definitely a winner.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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1/2 cube shrimp broth cube
1 thumb fresh ginger, sliced
23 cups water
12 small whole tilapia fish, gutted & scaled
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
1 lime, sliced
Salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup dark soy sauce
1/4 cup canola oil


In a large bottom dutch oven or wok, add water, shrimp broth cube and sliced ginger.
Place bamboo steamer on top of wok or metal collapsable steamer in your dutch oven.
Season tilapia with salt & pepper on both sides. Place in steamer.
Top tilapia with fresh cilantro.
Place lime slices over the cilantro.
Cover and let fish steam until done; 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and place on serving platter.
While fish is on serving platter, in a small sauce pan, heat oil and soy sauce. Let it come to a boil to thicken and set aside.
Pour mixture over fish and serve hot with rice.

  • Author: 9
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Steaming
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg

Keywords: Tilapia, Steamed, Lime, Cilantro, Soy Sauce, ,