Pescado Sudado (Peruvian Steamed Fish Fillets)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

On a recent outing in NYC with some friends I met here on Recipezaar, we went out for Peruvian food where I fell in love with this dish. Naturally, looked for a recipe and this one appears close. Have not tried it yet but plan to soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes, paprika and salt and stir-fry for 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Cover the mixture completely with the fish fillets. Add the wine, cover the skillet, and cook for 5 minutes over low heat, which is just enough time to steam the fish. Garnish with the parsley.
  3. Serve with lemon slices, accompanied by sliced boiled potatoes, sliced boiled yuca, or hot white rice.
Most Helpful

4 5

I got a high 5 from my 14 year old daughter after she tasted it. Enough said! :)

5 5

5 5

This is an excellent base recipe! Spice variations would of course depend on the type of fish, the people eating it, etc. I added a little extra salt and paprika, and a very light sprinkle of smoked chipotle powder. After cooking the fish (dover sole, from frozen, from Trader Joes) I removed the fillets to a plate and cooked the sauce down a little. Then I whisked some lowfat organic plain yogurt and a healthy sprinkle of dill into the "sauce." While it was still thin, it coated the fish nicely. I served it with oven roasted baby gold potatoes, oven roasted balsamic asparagus, and soft breadsticks.
I really recommend the yogurt if you want something with more zing! Keeps it lowfat too :)