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Steamed lemon tilapia with teriyaki sauce

Steamed lemon tilapia with teriyaki sauce

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal409
low infat3g
saturates0g
carbs70g
sugars12g
fibre1g
protein31g
salt2.23g
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 75ml /2½ fl oz mirin (we used Cooks' Ingredients mirin from Waitrose, see tip)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 lemon , juice ½, ½ sliced
  • 250g basmati rice , rinsed in cold water
  • 4x140g/5oz pieces tilapia fillet
  • 3cm/1¼ inch piece ginger , shredded
  • 1 red chilli , sliced, deseeded if you like
  • small bunch spring onions , sliced

Method

  • STEP 1

    Pour the soy, mirin and sugar in a small saucepan with the lemon juice. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins until slightly syrupy. Remove and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Put the rice in a large saucepan and cover with water, about 450ml. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cook for about 5 mins – the rice should have absorbed about 3⁄4 of the water. Place the fish fillets on top.

  • STEP 3

    Sprinkle each with ginger, chilli and a slice of lemon. Season, cover and cook for about 5 mins, until the fish and rice are cooked through. Serve with a drizzle of the sauce and sprinkled with the spring onions.

RECIPE TIPS
TIP

If you can’t get mirin, use white wine or rice vinegar instead and add an extra 1 tbsp sugar

HEALTHY BENEFITS

Tilapia is a good source of B vitamins, selenium, phosphorus and protein, but as it is largely farmed, it is low in omega-3 fatty acids. Steaming is the ideal way to cook tilapia because it eliminates the need for extra fat and preserves the water-soluble B vitamins

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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