Cooking Fillet Fish in Ginger Sauce

Have you tried cooking fillet fish in ginger sauce? It's easy to do, just like my Steamed Fish recipe. I promise this fish dish is low on calorie as it is delicious!

Cooking Fillet Fish in Ginger Sauce

Read on to get my fillet fish in ginger sauce recipe.

For this fillet fish recipe, I used the grouper fish or lapu-lapu in Tagalog. Other fish that's good to fillet include dory, snapper as well as cod. Don't worry if you don't know how to fillet a fish. You can always ask the fish to be fillet'ed for you when you buy them from the market (which was exactly what I did!)

Now, let's begin.

Ingredients in cooking fillet fish in ginger sauce:
- fillet'ed fish, salted
- garlic, crushed and chopped
- onions, chopped

- generous amounts of ginger, crushed

Cooking Fillet Fish in Ginger Sauce

- green onions, cut included the greens

Cooking Fillet Fish in Ginger Sauce

- fish sauce
- pepper
- salt
- hot water
- cooking oil

Let's start cooking fillet fish in ginger sauce.
1. Marinate the fish with ginger. This will ease the stench of the fish. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

Cooking Fillet Fish in Ginger Sauce

2. Heat the pan with oil under medium-high heat.
3. Fry the fish together with the ginger.

Cooking Fillet Fish in Ginger Sauce

4. When both sides turn brown, allow to drain.
5. Saute' garlic using the same pan.
6. When the garlic turns golden, add the rest of the ginger.
7. When the ginger turns golden, add the onions.

Cooking Fillet Fish in Ginger Sauce

8. Season the dish with fish sauce and pepper. Stir well.
9. Add the green onions. Stir well.
10. Lower the heat to medium-low.
11. Add hot water. Enough to make soup or broth.
12. Season the soup with fish sauce, salt and pepper.
13. Put the fish on top of the soup.
14. Allow the dish to boil.
15. Taste the soup once it boils.
16. Add fish sauce or salt, as you see fit.
17. Serve while hot with steamy rice.

Cooking Fillet Fish in Ginger Sauce

Note that you don't need any artificial seasoning or MSG to make this dish tasty. Let the flavors and properties of the ginger, onions and fish sauce to the trick for you. This recipe is low calorie, low on fat and very high in nutrients.


Fillet fish in Ginger Sauce

5/5 stars
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Calories per serving: Low calorie
Fat per serving: Low fat

  • Fish fillets
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Green onions
  • Ginger
  • Fish sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking oil
  • Hot water or vegetable broth
Cooking Directions
  1. Rub the fish with ginger.
  2. Season it with salt.
  3. Fry the fish and turn them to golden brown.
  4. Allow to drain.
  5. Saute' garlic, onions and ginger in a clean pan.
  6. Season the dish with fish sauce and pepper.
  7. Add hot water or vegetable broth.
  8. Add in the fish.
  9. Let it boil under low heat.
I hope you enjoy this one.

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About the Author

I'm Rizza, the accidental blogger. My cooking journey started with an awful adobo dish that even I couldn't eat. Now here I am with more than a hundred tasty and enjoyable recipes. I love sharing my cooking experience and recipes with you. I hope to inspire you with more tasty, quick and easy meals that I have cooked and been cooking for my family. Enjoy and do come back for more!


  1. Thanks for this recipe. I might try this one using tilapia instead of lapu-lapu.


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