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Steamed fish with spicy Thai sauce


I was at the Kg. Simee market last weekend and took the opportunity to look for the stall that sold a variety of prepared curry pastes for fish, meat, spicy, tangy, whatever you name it, the lady had it.  The stall proved to be very popular because when I was there, nearly all the pastes were sold out except for  a bit of leftovers.  She recommended me to get this Thai spicy paste, for only 2 ringgit, enough to steam a whole fish, I was told.  The sauce was good, tangy  and it was indeed spicy!


                              
This's the spicy paste ..... 200 gm for only 2 ringgit.  Look at the colour, no wonder it's hot!



The fish looked so snug, all covered up with a blanket of spicy sauce!


Yummy and it was gorgeous with a hot plate of plain white rice .................  Enjoy!

Recipe for Steamed fish with spicy Thai sauce

Ingredients
  • 400 gm white snapper
  • 200 gm spicy Thai sauce
  • Salt
Preparation
  1. Wash and clean the fish and lightly cut 2 slits diagonally on the fish.
  2. Rub the fish with some salt, inside out.
  3. Prepare the steamer and once the water is rapidly boiling, pour the sauce on the fish and steam on high heat for about 8 mins.
  4. Fish is done, once the eyes pop out. 
  5. Garnish with some mint leaves.
  6. Serve hot with rice.

Comments

  1. I am so glad that you posted about this. I have some spicy steamed fish sauce that was sent to me by Kristy from My Little Space. I didn't know if you poured the sauce over before steaming the fish or after. Then again it makes sense to steam it with the sauce since it is called steamed fish sauce! I just have never prepared fish this way before. Can't wait to try it now.

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  2. Thai sauce sounds and looks the right condiment I always enjoy:spicy, tangy , rich and flavourful.

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  3. You are so lucky to be able to buy the Thai paste....so cheap some more. I wish I can buy it here. Your fish looks really delicious. I can eat the whole fish...mmm

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  4. It is really handy being able to get different type of homemade sauces from a vendor. It looks good!

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  5. love your fish especially wt Thai's sauce!! wish I can get the thai's sauce here...

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  6. Looks very delicious, I love spicy thai fish and your paste is really cheap!

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  7. Lyndsey
    I'm glad that you find this post useful. Hope you'll enjoy your steamed fish as well.

    Angie
    Yes, I like spicy and tangy food.

    Mary
    Yes, It's very handy. Kg Simee market's stuff are reasonably cheaper than other markets.

    3 hungry tummies
    I can get sambal belacan, homemade, for 4 rgt from an Indonesian housewife, about 250ml and it's real authentic.

    Beachlover
    Thanks for visiting.

    Thanks, Sonia.

    Jeannie
    Cost of living in Ipoh is slightly cheaper than KL.

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  8. I love the steam fish in Thai sauce! Truly mouthwatering. There're so many brands available at the market place these days. What brand are you using?

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  9. Kristy
    Oh, this one is homemade by the lady manning the stall at the market. Not commercialy packed. Btw, do you think you can blog the yam ring kerabu? 3 hungry tummies is keen to learn. As far as I know, the yam ring should be like the 'woo kok' pastry, then the filling can be either the 'futt putt' filling or kerabu. Think you can do it. You always 'boleh'!

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  10. I just came across your blog and I am so glad I did! This looks fabulous!

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  11. Jessica
    Thanks for dropping by, will hop onto your blog to visit.

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  12. The sauce looks very very good!

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  13. tigerfish
    Yes, indeed.

    penny
    Yes, that's why it's truly spicy!

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