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Basil steam fish


I steamed this  piece of Garoupa fish fillet on a bed of soft silky beancurd and came up with a two-in-one dish.  Sprinkled on some fresh basil leaves to garnish along with chopped spring onions and garlic crisps.   This dish is light and refreshing and goes very well with white rice.












Simple yet healthy dish suitable for both lunch or dinner.

Ingredients
  • 200 gm Garoupa fish fillet
  • 6 pcs white firm tofu ~ beancurd
  • 4 pips garlic, chopped
  • 2 bird eye chillies, chopped
  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • Spring onions
  • Light soya sauce
  • Salt and Seasalt
  • 1 Tbsp oil
Preparation
  1. Wash the piece of fish fillet, pat dry and season with a bit of seasalt and pepper.  Set aside.
  2. Heat up the oil and lightly fry the chopped garlic.  Set aside.
  3. Arrange the pieces of beancurd on the bottom of the plate and sprinkle on a bit of salt.
  4. Place the piece of fish fillet on top of the beancurd.
  5. Sprinkle on the chopped bird eye chillies.
  6. Add in 1.1/2 Tbsp water.
  7. Steam under rapidly boiling water for 10 mins. or slightly more, depending on the thickness of fish.
  8. Remove dish from the steamer.
  9. Add in the garlic oil, sprinkle on the fresh basil leaves, spring onions, drizzle on some light soya sauce.  Add in a dash of pepper.
  10. Serve hot with rice.

Comments

  1. Steam fish with basil leaves,interesting dish, looks so yummy!

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  2. This sounds so good and healthy. Yummy!

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  3. Hmmm ... looks good and healthy. I thought basil leaves are more for angmoh food. Learn something new today. Thanks for sharing this lovely dish.

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  4. Love the idea of putting tofu under the fish, the tofu must be flavourful. Must try this method one day. Thanks .

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  5. Looks delicious and killing two birds with one stone:D Great idea!

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  6. Great idea adding basil! I'm sure it's packed full of wonderful fresh flavours. yum!

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  7. Simply awesome combination of my favourite food ingredients: fish, beancurd and basil. Must try this out. Lovely photos making my mouth water!

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  8. i steam garoupa quite often but never done this with a block of tofu underneath! i think it's a great idea too! btw, i've just had luch today at pakeeza after seeing your post on that! agree, i must say that they have changed so much and i enjoyed all the food that we ordered. we had 2 types of chicken, masala and another one..you must also try one of its brinjal dish too..in the vege section..also very nice!

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  9. yummylittlecooks
    Yes, I like the sweet smell of basil.

    Anncoo
    Thank you!

    Yummy Bakes
    The angmoh basil leaves are different, this is Thai basil, widely used in Vietnamese cuisine.

    Sonia
    It's also my first attempt at this. Yes the tofu tasted good.

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  10. how new, must be so flavourful mouthwatering nam nam

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  11. Jeannie
    Yes, killing 2 birds with 1 stone, always game for that.

    pigpigscorner
    Yes, it's flavourful more so since I like basil.

    Jane
    Thank you!

    Lena
    So no regrets going there. I like their okra pajeri too.

    Ananda
    It's new to you, steaming fish this way!

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  12. Hi, may I know do you have any Facebook account that you share your recipe? Can you share with me? If yes, please add me at [email protected] I love cooking as well.

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  13. Jessie
    Thanks for dropping by. Unfortunately I don't have a Facebook account. You are always welcome to view my recipes at my blog.

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