Steamed Pickerel with a Teriyaki Sauce

I love fish. This is a great way to have pickerel if you want it healthier than pan frying it. Also, it has a fun Asian flare! I steam my fish in an Asian bamboo steamer it takes about 15 minutes to do.

Steamed Pickerel with a Teriyaki Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Steve Cylka


  • 3 or 4 large pickerel fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger , minced
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 onion , thinly sliced or 1 bunch green onions cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 carrots , thinly sliced


  • In a fry pan or small pot heat oil over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add soy sauce and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat.
  • Add carrots and onions, stir and cover.
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  • At the same time that you are making the sauce steam the pickerel for 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of the fish.
  • To serve, place a fish on a plate and pour a liberal amount of the sauce on the fish.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

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