Fish Steak Recipe

This fish steak recipe is a lot similar to a bistek recipe, a dish known in the Philippines. It is one that is cooked with soy sauce, lemon (or calamansi) and sugar. Instead of beef or pork however, we replace the star of the dish with fish.

Fish Steak Recipe

It’s very tasty, especially when the fish is cooked well; and the balance of flavors is there – something that I learned from trial and error cooking method. I've wasted my share of food with my cooking expeditions. (Not proud of it! Just sharing!) Fear not, though! I have learned the right combo of the salty-sweet-tangy feel for this recipe. Well, for my palate, at least, that is.

I used the trout for this dish; not because I know it will match the recipe but simply because I didn’t want to just eat the trout fried.

Fish Steak Recipe

Surprisingly, this fish goes very well with the bistek marinade. I tried tanigue (Spanish mackerel) with this dish, too. But, I prefer the trout better.

Well, then. Here’s my recipe.


Fish Steak Recipe

-Fish fillets
-Freshly ground black peppers, to season
-Salt, to season
-Garlic, 5-7 cloves, crushed and chopped
-Soy sauce, ¼ cup
-Water, 3-4 tbsp
-Sugar, 1 ½ tsp
-Lemon juice, ½ of the whole lemon
-Onion, 1 whole cut into rings
-Cooking oil, 2-3 tbsp

1. Season the fish with black peppers and salt.
2. Marinate for at least 10 minutes.
3. Put oil in a heated pan.
4. Fry the fish in the pan for about 3-4 minutes under medium heat.

Fish Steak Recipe

5. Lower the heat and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes.
6. Let it rest.

Fish Steak Recipe

7. Meanwhile, put the heat back to medium and sauté the garlic in the same pan.
8. When the garlic turns golden, put in 2/3 of the onions. Stir well.
9. When the onions soften, lower the heat.
10. Put in the soy sauce and water.
11. When the dish boils, add in the sugar and the lemon.
12. Simmer for 5 minutes.
13. Add the fish and the rest of the onions.
14. Lightly stir.
15. Adjust the acidity and sweetness according to your liking.
16. Turn of the heat.
17. Let the dish rest in a plate (not in the pan to avoid overcooking).

Fish Steak Recipe

Serve with hot rice! Enjoy!!

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. Oo sounds good! I don't think I've ever cooked trout before!


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