Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chilli Coriander Steamed Fish

Being invited for weddings is a nice gesture that your presence is appreciated. But unlike how weddings used to be back then, it's totally different now. People are willing to spend a fortune on wedding photos, lavish hotel dinners, traditional ceremonies, door gifts and let's not forget that proposal has fast caught up. Unbelievably true. That's on the part of those getting married, whereas for the rest of us, the big question is how much to give - a fat angpow or give what we can afford.?

Also, not to forget about spending on ourselves - perhaps buying a new outfit to coincide with the wedding theme, as well as matching accessories, doing our hair and makeup etc etc. I mean, if the wedding is held in a posh hotel, you too want to look posh. Of course you have a choice, then again you don't want to be left out among those who make a grand entrance. For me, very simple. I pick and choose which wedding I should attend. Certainly not possible to avoid weddings of close relatives. Can you?? Otherwise you will be ban from the family for the rest of your life, never mind if you have to hand out a big fat angpow. 

Supposedly you can't also say no to close friends. So, be prepared to pay more when invited for a Chinese wedding dinner with a 8 or 10 course meal alongside with free flow of alcohol and tucking into a fish dish that represent abundance to the couple. Well, a catch-22 situation right?? Ponder over what  I've said while noting down how to make this non-lavish homemade fish dish  - spicy-zesty (Chilli Lime Fish), garnished with coriander leaves (Coriander Cauliflower Curry), its a reminiscent of an authentic Asian cuisine (Batter Fried Dory Fish With Lemongrass Sauce, Murungakka/Drumstick Fish Curry, Teppanyaki Salmon, Steamed Cod Fish & Green Fish Curry).

1 large piece of (about 400g) kurau/threadfin
Coriander leaves for garnishing
1/4 cucumber or zucchini - thinly sliced (optional)
Salt for taste
For the chilli coriander mixture 
1 stalk coriander (cut off the roots)
1 stalk spring onion
1 inch ginger
5 garlic
1-2 green chilies
1-2 red chilies
1 lime - extract juice
1 tsp sugar
** Blend/ground with 1/4 cup of water (add more water if you like)

Wash fish and place on a steaming tray.
Pour the chilli coriander mixture all over the fish. 
Steam until fish is cooked.
Remove and garnish with spring onion and slices of cucumber/zucchini.
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  1. Another simple and appetizing dish!

  2. wow I think this dish is very appetizing.

  3. i know it for a fact that i would love this dish for sure. Lemony, coriander,hot and sour with a hint of sweetness, this is my kind of dish!

  4. You are the roll doll with amazing great dishes we all want to try this is so appetizing and delicious.

  5. Awesome...i tasted a similar something in Langkawi back in 2009

  6. Amazing .. You made the fish curry even more delicious!!

  7. I am inviting myself to ur home for this yummy treat... irresistible


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