Steamed Tilapia over Cellophane Noodles With a Miso Broth

Recipe by SarasotaCook
READY IN: 35mins




  • Noodles -- In a small bowl, cover the cellophane noodles with hot water and let stand until soft. It will take about 5 minutes. Drain and rough chop. I like 4-5" pieces, just a couple of quick cuts. You don't have to be exact, just makes the dish easier to eat is all.
  • Broth -- In a small bowl again, add the broth, oyster sauce, miso, soy, sugar and mix well.
  • Bake -- Now, in deep pie pan or you can use a shallow glass casserole dish like a 9x9 baking pan, add the mushrooms and bok choy to cover the bottom. They lay the fish fillets on top of the vegetables, and then top the fish add the celophane noodles. Pour the broth over the entire dish and I like to garnish with just a little pepper.
  • Steaming -- Now since I don't have a steamer basket. I set the pie plate or casserole dish in a deep skillet large enough to hold it and add 1" of water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a medium heat, cover and steam until the fish is cooked through. This will take about 15 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish.
  • TIP: If you have a small metal cookie cutter or small grate, put in on the bottom of the pan with the water and set your dish on top. It allows the water to boil underneath without your dish being directly on the bottom of the pan. If not, that is ok, it just works very well.
  • Serve and Garnish -- In a small cup or bowl heat up the oil in the microwave on medium just till warm. This is very classic, to lightly drizzle the fish with warm oil.
  • Transfer the casserole dish or pie plate to your table and serve. The noodles and mushrooms will absorb some of the broth, but I love to serve this in a bowl with some of the extra broth for each person. Garnish with the scallions and cilantro and a drizzle of the warm oil.
  • Just a nice unique way to enjoy some fresh fish in a much lighter style. I think you will enjoy it.