Spicy Butter-Steamed Bass Recipe

Spicy Butter-Steamed Bass Recipe

How To Make Spicy Butter-Steamed Bass

This steamed bass is dredged with garlic, ginger, and zest mix, dotted with butter, and a dash of lime juice, to yield a flaky and tender dinner meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 28ozsea bass fillets,(4 fillets), or red snapper with skin
  • fresh ginger,(1 piece)
  • 1serrano chile
  • 1small garlic clove
  • 1lime,juiced, finely grated zest
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • cilantro leaves,chopped
  • scallion,sliced


  1. With a knife, make 4 shallow slashes in the skin of each fish fillet and place them in a large glass or ceramic pie plate, skin side up.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the ginger, chile, garlic, and lime zest and sprinkle the mixture over the fish. Season with salt and pepper and dot with the butter. Drizzle the lime juice on top.

  3. Make a steamer by arranging 3 small balls of aluminum foil in a very large, deep skillet. Add 1 inch of water to the skillet and bring to a boil.

  4. Carefully set the pie plate on the foil balls, cover the skillet with a tight-fitting lid or aluminum foil, and steam for 5 minutes, or until the fish flakes with a fork.

  5. Using a spatula, transfer the fillets to shallow bowls and spoon the buttery broth on top.

  6. Garnish with cilantro and scallion and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 321.16kcal
  • Fat: 15.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.37g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.96g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.64g
  • Fiber: 1.25g
  • Sugar: 0.77g
  • Protein: 37.42g
  • Cholesterol: 111.89mg
  • Sodium: 598.31mg
  • Calcium: 38.93mg
  • Potassium: 652.25mg
  • Iron: 0.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 198.23µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.55mg
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