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.
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2 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!

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