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Steam Fish with Essence of Chicken


Ginger, young and old be it  sliced, julienned or chopped  is a common ingredient in Chinese cooking.  I used fresh young ginger in this quick and easy dish of mine, simply put, it's Steam Fish with Essence of Chicken.  Ginger pairs well with fish and other seafood as it helps to neutralise the excessively strong fishy flavours and also it adds aroma to the dish.


Recipe for Steam Fish with Essence of Chicken

    Ingredients

  • 220 gm Garoupa  fillet
  • 1 bottle of Chicken Essence
  • 1 small knob of young ginger, finely chopped
  • 2  tsp fish sauce
  • 1/4  tsp sugar
  • 2  tsp garlic oil
  • A red chilli and spring onion to garnish
  • A bit of seasalt to season
  • Dash of pepper
Method
  1. Wash and pat dry the fish fillet, place on a plate, and season with a bit of seasalt and a dash of pepper.
  2. Combine the chicken essence, fish sauce, sugar and chopped ginger.
  3. Drizzle the sauce onto the fish fillet.
  4. Steam on high heat for 5 mins.
  5. Drizzle on some garlic oil and garnish with spring onions and red chilli.
  6. Serve immediately.






Linking this post to  Little Thumbs Up event  organised by  Zoe of  Bake for Happy Kids  and
Doreen of   my little favourite DIY   and hosted by  Alvin of Chef and Sommelier


Comments

  1. Wow...never thought of using essence of chicken for steamed fish. Great idea ! thanks Cheah for sharing a good one :)

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  2. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJuly 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Hi cheah, this is the first time I see steamed fish with chicken essence. My usual one is doubled boil chicken with chicken essence. I think I will give this a try :)

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  3. Hi Cheah, never tried steaming fish with chicken essence. Looks real good and easy to do. Must try it soon.

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  4. Cheah, I love steamed fish done this way. And I will drink the gravy right till the last drop :)

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    1. Very tasty to mix the white rice with the fish gravy.

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  5. Cheah, I still have some chicken essence. Must try to cook this lovely dish.

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  6. Hi Cheah! Thanks for linking this wonderful recipe to LTU!

    Your steamed fish looks so appetizing! I want more of the gravy in my rice! :D

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    1. You're welcome, Alvin. Yes the gravy did go down well with rice.

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  7. Hi Cheah , never had steam fish this way before , a must try . Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Another yummy dish, I should try to cook fish more often, great brain food:P

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  9. Hi Cheah,

    I reckon the addition of ginger to cook steam fish is totally essential. My father-in-law eats steam fish everyday and I think he will love this.

    Zoe

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    1. Yes, one must pair ginger with fish, no way out. Ya, maybe he'll love this recipe.

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  10. Hi Cheah,
    My kids love this type of steamed fish.
    Wow!! with chicken essence i am sure they will slurp up the last drop of this steamed fish gravy..:D
    Thanks for linking this wonderful recipe to LTU.
    mui

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    1. Maybe your kids will love fish steamed this way. Give it a try.

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  11. Whoa...what a nice & light steamed fish fillet. My boy really enjoy this kind of cooking but it's not easy to get this type of fish fillet over here. Normally, they eat whatever my hubby caught from his fishing trip....fresh water fish. lol.
    Enjoy your week ahead.
    Kristy

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    1. Fresh water fish are tasty too. I don't mind being your neighbour, Kristy!

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  12. me too like the rest havent tried with chicken essence..i think the last time i had chicken essence was preparing for my spm exams! LOL!

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  13. I love steam fish...but never tried it with Chicken Essence yet (I usually drink that straight when I was in college during exam time). This sounds wonderful and I'm sure the flavor is amazing.

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  14. this looks so good. can you post a picture of the chicken essence? Can you purchase this in any asian stores?

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    1. I used Brands essence of chicken. You can use any brand of bottled essence of chicken. I'm not sure whether this is available in asian stores but this is available in all the medical shops in Malaysia.

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