Instant Pot Steamed Sea Bass

Try this Instant pot steamed sea bass fish with flavorful and fragrant authentic Asian ingredients… Surely this succulent and delicious steamed fish will be a centerpiece for your dinner table.

Instant Pot Steamed Sea Bass
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South East Asian
Keyword: fish sauce, scallions, Steamed Sea Bass
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper as required
  • 1 lb whole sea bass
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger julienned finely
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 scallion julienned
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • For marinade: in a baking dish, add all the ingredients except the fish and water and mix well.
  • Add the fish and mix well.
  • Set aside for about 20-30 minutes.
  • In the bottom of Instant Pot, arrange a steamer basket and pour water.
  • Place the fish in steamer basket.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “Low Pressure” for about2 minutes. 
  • Press “Cancel” and do a quick release.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add the ginger, soy sauce, wine, and 1 tablespoon of water and mix well.
  • Carefully, remove the lid and transfer the fish onto a serving platter.
  • Place the ginger mixture over the fish.
  • Now, arrange the scallion over the fish.
  • In a frying pan, add the oil over medium heat and cook until just heated.
  • Pour oil over the fish and serve.
Calories: 150kcal Carbohydrates: 2g Protein: 2g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Monounsaturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 1422mg Potassium: 71mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 31IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 13mg Iron: 1mg
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5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Steamed Sea Bass

  1. I used 2 1/2 lb. seabass. I cut it in half and cooked it for 4 mins. It was devine. What do you think about adding sesame oil to the canola? I added fresh grated garlic to bump up the taste. A keeper for sure!

  2. I don’t understand this tripe- it says to mix all the ingredients and add to the fish for 20 minutes but how is this mixture (it says all the ingredients) different from the one meant to be added to the fish after steaming?

    1. Mix half in the fish to cook together. The other half, heat in a sauce pan and cook for 3-5 min. After the fish is done use the rest of the cooked sauce and pour over the fish then serve.

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