Monday, August 15, 2011

Steamed White Pomfret (Bawal Putih)

Black pompret is suitable for frying, curries and for a spicy grilled dish like the spicy grilled black pompret. Whereas white pomfret/butter fish is lovely for steaming. Indeed healthy too - smooth tender fish with soy sauce, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves.

1 medium (about 200g) white pomfret - de-gut and make 2 or 3 incisions on both sides.
1 inch ginger - sliced into thin stripes
5 garlic - sliced thinly
1 tbsp oil
A handful of coriander leaves.

For The Sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
Salt (use sparingly) and pepper for taste
** Mix all in a small bowl

In heated oil, saute ginger and garlic till aromatic.
Tip over fish placed on a steaming tray.
Steam to cook.
Pour sauce over and garnish with coriander leaves.

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  1. i love this fish. Not much bone and meat very sweet. Rather expensive though.

  2. Haven't tried this fish but it sure looks good! I love the sauce you prepared for it, Nava!

  3. Kucing - yeh, I have to agree with you but at my place, the price seems really affordable as I buy it from Econsave, maybe that's why.

    Tina - maybe you can't find it at Texas as commonly as its available in Malaysia.

  4. hi nava, i like bawal puteh/ pomfret, steamed as per your recipe..just have to try add chili like yours. must be tickling to my taste buds...yummy !

    many thanks for your guest post, you may want to put in your final comment on the cheese platter, where the response has been great.

  5. I love this fish too, and agree with Small kuching, now rather expensive...haiz...

  6. Yeh, can be pricey I must admit.

  7. yummy....
    this fish is my favorite, in my country this fish is number one food, good luck


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