Aromatic Steamed Trout

Aromatic Steamed Trout


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I love steamed fish and this recipe adds such lovely aromas and tastes. A healthy and tasty option for anyone. Serve with mustard mashed potatoes and fresh-picked green beans.


Serves: 2 

  • 2 butterflied trout fillets
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons pesto, preferably homemade
  • zest and juice from 1/2 orange
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 300ml water
  • 4 lap sang suchong tea bags, or similar

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Prepare the fish by spreading with a layer of pesto and then sprinkle the orange zest over the top. Season lightly and place in a steamer. I use a Japanese bamboo basket steamer but other types can be used.
  2. In the bottom of a wok or other large saucepan place the water, tea bags and orange juice. Bring to the boil and then place the steamer inside and steam for 5 to 6 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.


Try other flavours of tea. I have tried Orange Pekoe and Assam but always come back to my favourite Lap Sang Suchong. I have also used alternative pestos such as sorrel or rocket pesto.

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