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"West Lake" Tilapia

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Makes 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (158 g) each.

This recipe is based on one of the most famous dishes of the Zhejiang province in eastern China. West Lake is a beautiful and well known lake in the region.

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  • Rinse fish with cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Use sharp knife to make 3 diagonal cuts in flesh on each side of fish.
  • Fill wok 2/3 full with water. Add cooking wine and ginger; stir. Bring just to simmer on medium-low heat. Add fish. (Water should completely cover fish.) Cook 8 to 10 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork. Use slotted spoon to transfer fish to platter. Pat dry with additional paper towel. Cover to keep warm.
  • Discard ginger and all but 1/2 cup cooking water from wok. Add dressing, soy sauce and sugar to wok; stir. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1 min. or until sugar is dissolved.
  • Mix corn starch and water until well blended. Add to ingredients in wok; cook and stir 1 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened. Spoon over fish; top with chives.

Purchasing and Storing Fresh Fish

Look for fresh fish with a firm texture, moist appearance and fresh odour. (It should not smell fishy.) Whole fish should have bright clear eyes. Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator up to 2 days.


  • Makes 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (158 g) each.

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Nutrition Bonus

Looking to add more fish to your diet? This flavourful recipe will win over you and your family.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (158 g) each.
Calories 220
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 500mg
Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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