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Fish Steak

Jaime Inez
This is a simple yet delicious recipe for your next fish dinner. The fish steaks are seasoned with 1/4 teaspoon of salt on both sides and may be refrigerated overnight. To make the steaks crisp and flaky, you should remove the moisture from the fish and coat it with egg before cooking. During the last few minutes of cooking, you can flip the steaks over and brush the steaks with the tamarind extract.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings
Calories 321 kcal


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


  • Season the fish with black peppers and salt.
  • Marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  • Put oil in a heated pan.
  • Fry the fish in the pan for about 3-4 minutes under medium heat.
  • Lower the heat and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes.
  • Let it rest.
  • Meanwhile, put the heat back to medium and sauté the garlic in the same pan.
  • When the garlic turns golden, put in 2/3 of the onions. Stir well.
  • When the onions soften, lower the heat.
  • Put in the soy sauce and water.
  • When the dish boils, add in the sugar and the lemon.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the fish and the rest of the onions.
  • Lightly stir.
  • Adjust the acidity and sweetness according to your liking.
  • Turn of the heat.
  • Let the dish rest in a plate (not in the pan to avoid overcooking).


Serve with hot rice! Enjoy!!
Keyword fish, fish steak