Steamed Basa with Lemongrass Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 servings


  • 6 basa fish or any firm fish fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh lemongrass stalk
  • 1/4 piece galangal, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil plus 2 tablespoons to garnish with
  • 4 tablespoons thinly slice into 1-inch strips ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
How to cook Steamed Basa with Lemongrass:
  • Marinate the fish with the lemongrass, galangal, sesame oil and soy sauce for 15-20 minutes.
  • Place the fillets in pouches made using foil.
  • Steam the pouches in a steamer for 7-10 minutes, until the fish is cooked.
  • Remove from pouches, saving the juice. Plate the steamed fish and pour juices over it.
  • In a small ladle heat 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and add 1 teaspoon of soy sauce to it.
  • Pour the heated oil over the fish and sprinkle with slices of ginger, cilantro, and scallions.
  • Serve the Steamed Basa with Lemongrass immediately.
  • Enjoy!
Steamed Basa with Lemongrass recipe
Steamed Basa with Lemongrass recipe
Steamed Basa with Lemongrass recipe
Steamed Basa with Lemongrass recipe
Steamed Basa with Lemongrass recipe
Steamed Basa with Lemongrass recipe


The Steamed Basa with Lemongrass is a quick and easy dish to prepare and a healthy one too.
Use a nice firm white fish when you cook this. In India, Basa fish works really well with this. Here in the U.S. anything from sole, flounder to butterfish would be great. I love the delicate flavors the lemongrass and galangal impart onto the fish.

This recipe for Steamed Basa with Lemongrass serves/makes: 6 servings

The Steamed Basa with Lemongrass recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Various Fish (more Various Fish recipes)
Preparation Method: Steamed (more Steamed recipes)
Cuisine: Thai (more Thai recipes)

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