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Steamed Fish in Garlic Lime Sauce



I got the idea of steaming this fish from my daughter.  She tasted this dish recently and gave the thumbs up.  She suggested that I try to replicate this and gave me a rough idea of the ingredients.  I just concocted the sauce with whatever ingredients  I had on hand and came up with this. True to what she said,  this fish was delicious, a wee bit sweet, tangy but just refreshing!  Thanks, dear!





Recipe for Steamed Fish in Garlic Lime Sauce

    Ingredients
    • 400 gm Siakap fish or Tilapia
    • 2 chilli padi/bird eye chillies, chopped
    • 1 stalk lemon grass, only the white part, chopped finely
    • 12 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1.1/2 Tbsp pomfret fish sauce (nampla)
    • 3  Tbsp calamansi juice
    • 2  tsp sugar
    • Seasalt to rub onto the fish, inside out
    • Sesame oil to drizzle
    Method
    1. Clean and make 2 diagonal cuts on the fish.  Rub in some seasalt, inside out.  Set aside.
    2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, fine tune to taste.
    3. Place 2 tsp of the sauce on the plate, place the fish on top of it, and put 1.1/2 tsp of sauce inside the fish belly.
    4. Pour the rest of the sauce on top of the fish.
    5. Steam on rapidly boiling water for 8 to 10 mins. depending on the size of the fish.
    6. Test and see if the meat by the bone is white - the fish is done.
    7. Drizzle on some sesame oil and garnish with Chinese parsley.
    8. Serve immediately. 




Comments

  1. Oh wow, as I read on I think soon your daughter can be a food critic. She commented some ingrdients and you concocted it out...and walah...it taste perfect to your taste buds. It sure do taste delicious...I loves steamed fish but I always do the same old thing and I guess it is time for a change for your recipe now.

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    1. I got bored with plain steam fish, so thought of spicing it up a little and it was good!

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  2. Cheah....I must try this too :) sounds great..sweet and tangy...mmmmm slurp.

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    1. Since you like fish, you must try this style. And I've dropped a comment on your blog!

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  3. Just reading your recipe makes my mouth water. Lime and garlic sounds so wonderful on the fish!

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  4. Hi Cheah, this is quite similar to the Thai style garlic steamed fish. It's really nice, very appetising.

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    1. Agree with you, Kimmy. More or less the same basic ingredients and very appetising!

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  5. Nice, nice! I love steamed fish. It is simple and delicious :)

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  6. Looks simple and healthy. Nice leh ...

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  7. I tried Japanese soy sauce plus lemon juice on Salmon, it is a bit bored now, maybe should try garlic lime sauce next time when I have Tilapia

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  8. Cheah,
    My boys love fish. Steam fish looks so refreshing.
    Looking at your ingredients I know this must be so delish.
    Between thanks for sharing the tips on your Apricot and Sultana cake. I will try this cake. Thanks:)
    Just one more question heehee Is siakap a 石斑鱼?
    Thanks again
    mui..^^

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    1. Siakap is something like sea bass. I don't read Chinese well, but I figure that the fish you mentioned is Garoupa. For this type of flavour, you can also try with Tilapia. Normally I'll do the Chinese style of steaming for Garoupa, i.e with ginger, a bit of cooking wine, salt and light soya sauce and garnish with spring onions.

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  9. this is like a thai inspired flavours..i like sourish and tangy sauce! i know this must be good!!

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