Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Oyster Sauce Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 5 servings


  • 1 large whole Lapu-Lapu (grouper), about 3 pounds (or any firm, white, fleshy fish)
  • 1/2 whole garlic bulb, crushed, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 onion, cut into very thin slices
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • Salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, snipped
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, snipped
How to cook Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Oyster Sauce:
  • Clean the fish by scraping off the scales, removing the guts and gills, and cutting off the edges of the tail and fins. Rinse under cold running water thoroughly.
  • Score the fish by making 3 to 4 diagonal incisions on both sides, about half an inch deep. Season with salt and pepper, rubbing the seasonings into the incisions.
  • Take 2 large pieces of aluminum foil. One should be about 6 inches longer than the fish and the other should be 4 inches longer than the first piece.
  • Brush a tablespoon of oyster sauce on each side of the fish. Lay the fish on the smaller piece of aluminum foil.
  • Scatter the onion, garlic and ginger over the whole length of the fish. Cover with the longer piece of foil, pulling up the center to create a “tent”.
  • Gather the edges of the top and bottom pieces of foil and fold inward two to three times. Do this with all four sides of the foil.
  • Transfer the fish in the foil on a baking sheet and cook in a preheated 355°F (180°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Take the fish from the oven, unroll the edges and carefully peel off the top piece of foil. Heat the sesame oil in a small pan until smoking and pour over the fish.
  • Sprinkle the snipped cilantro and parsley over the fish and serve the Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Oyster Sauce hot steamed white rice.
Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Oyster Sauce recipe


The Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Oyster Sauce recipe very easy to cookand so good!

This recipe for Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Oyster Sauce serves/makes: 4 - 5 servings

The Steamed Lapu-Lapu with Oyster Sauce recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Grouper (more Grouper recipes)
Preparation Method: Steamed (more Steamed recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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