Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Steamed Garoupa

Sokehah Cheah | 12:18 AM | |

Fish is best eaten steamed as it retains all the natural sweetness of the fish, more so if it's fresh.  Steaming time is important.  I normally steam my fish for 8 minutes, both for fillet or whole fish, but if the fish is much bigger, another minute or two will suffice.  Over steamed fish is rough, tough and not tender and silky.

steamed garoupa in the steamer, ready to be served on the table

fish is done when the eyes pop out ....... mmm.... the cheeks are the best part of the fish, chewy

and for those who love to eat fish, they will say that the best part of the fish is the belly .......

Recipe for Steamed Garoupa

350 gm Garoupa
10 gm young ginger, chopped
Salt and Light Soya sauce to taste
Olive oil and pepper

Spring onions, chopped
Sprigs of Parsley

Wash and clean the fish of scales
Lighly make 2 diagonal slits on the fish
Season it with some sea salt,
chopped ginger, inside out
Add in 2 Tbsp of water
And 2  Tsp of light soya sauce
Steam under rapidly boiling water for about 8 minutes
Garnish with the chopped spring onions,
parsley, a dash of pepper
Drizzle in 2 Tsp olive oil
Serve hot with rice


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  1. Looks juicy and delicious. Fresh fish are expensive here. Also can't find the fish that we used for steaming back home. Really miss this.

  2. Mary
    Yes, my son also lamented that the fish sold in the supermarket looks as though they've been dead 'years' ago!

  3. Wow, yumm yumm....
    Love all kinds of steamed fish~ Live fish is the best, dipped with sweet soy sauce. Simple dish tastes heavenly.

  4. Christine
    Yes, totally agree with you, live fish straight from the water tank, best, but pay through your nose though, by the gram!

  5. Nice and simple. The way I like fresh fish!

  6. Penny
    No matter what sort of fish, as long as it's fresh will taste good.

  7. I love steamed fish. Lots of cilantro and ginger for me. :D

  8. I love fish steamed...I can't agree with you more it retains its natural sweetness ! Good one..simple and healthy and delicious:)

  9. I love garoupa but not available here. Have to make do with cod but still does not taste that fresh

  10. Hi
    Rotterdam ICON
    Well, you can have steamed fish to your heart's content, when you come back to visit your mum. So in the meantime have to make do with what's available. Ha, Ha.

    Thanks, yes healthy.

    You can also do away with ginger if you put in a lot of cilantro and Chinese wine. Tried it before, also very tasty and no fishy smell.

  11. Ahhhh...of coz, steamed fish taste good! It's my son's favourite. My son & hubby are both extreme picky eater especially in seafood! My hubby loves fishing and it's good that we can have fresh fishes to eat sometimes.

  12. My Little Space
    So, you'll have a lot of fresh fish to eat, but fresh water fish, they have a lot of very fine bones, right? Fresh fish is best, just steamed plain.

  13. Hi
    3 hungry tummies
    Thanks for dropping by. Like the name of your blog. This is a tasty and light dish.



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