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Steamed Tilapia w/ Lemon Cream Sauce

steamed tilapia with lemon cream sauce

Here’s our supper last Friday (I posted this late) – Steamed Tilapia w/ lemon cream sauce, chicken rice (recipe below), bitter stewed tilapia innards cooked by Frederick, and an ice cold coke.  It is simple dish as it only use a few spices and ingredients, but a tedious one to cook 🙁 but a delicious meal like that? it’s worth every sweat 🙂 specially if Frederick likes it 🙂

If you want the recipe for the chicken rice, click here Chicken Rice.


Tilapia – 2 big fishes

White Onions, sliced into rings – 2 bulbs

Ingredients for the rub

Salt – 1 tsp

Coarsely Ground Black Pepper – 1 tsp

Garlic Powder – 1 tsp

SauceLemon Cream Sauce (click to see recipe)


1)     Clean the tilapia (see How to Clean Scaly Fishes)  make a pouch through the butterfly method (see How to Split or Butterfly a Fish)  however, do not split open the fish.

2)     Rub the internal and external parts of the fish with the rub mix.  Stuff with onions and let sit for at least 30 minutes

3)     Steam the fish in a pressure cooker by placing water underneath the steam platform of the pressure cooker.

I steamed the tilapia in a pressure cooker for about 8 minutes

4)     Steam for 8 minutes.  Start counting the time from the moment the pressure cooker whistles.

Place on a platter and drizzle with the Lemon Cream Sauce .  Serve with Chicken Rice and ice cold coke


Frederick, personally cleaned and gutted  the tilapia, and he made this pinapaitan dish out of the innards and gut of the tilapia.  He calls it pinapaitan nga bagbagis ti lames. In  English, Fish innards in bitter sauce – click Fish Innards in Bitter Sauce for the recipe.

Frederick’s pinapaitan nga bagbagis ti lames (Fish innards in bitter sauce)