Monday, May 27, 2013

Thai Fish Style

Rushing from work and cooking a meal for the family is no joke. No wonder many prefer to eat out, cater and for those with a maid, how lucky I think they are. Here in my house, we depend on the once a week part time cleaners and honestly, much much can they clean. Still, I shouldn't complain because house work like the weekly mopping and washing the bathrooms I can't anymore. But in between if I have the time, I do the thorough cleaning and of course, the onus of cooking is always me. To save time, my fridge is usually well stocked up and back from work, at least a single dish for rice I manage to put up. Today, it is this Thai Fish Style - fish fried and topped with a spicy kaffir lime and mint leaves sauce. 

1 piece (about 300g) of mackerel or any other firm fish of your choice
1/2 tbsp ginger paste
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

1 lemon grass - sliced thinly
4 shallots - sliced thinly
1 red/birds eye chili - sliced thinly
1/4 inch ginger - chopped
3-4 sprigs of mint leaves - just the leaves
3-4 kaffir lime leaves - sliced thinly
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tbsp lime juice
Salt if needed

Rub ginger and salt over the fish.
Deep fry fish, dish out and place on a plate.
Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the same pan.
Sauté shallots, ginger, lemongrass and chili.
Pour in soy and fish sauce; add salt (if needed), sugar, lime juice and 3-4 tbsp of water.
Let it simmer and drop in mint and lime leaves.
Pour over the fish.
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  1. wow it looks so colorful.. so tempting and delicious..

  2. Nava, I don't think think your passion will dry up. I guess some days (to take the words from a song) are diamonds and some days are stones! But I love going through your pictures and your recipes. If I had a hard day at work I doubt I'd be even inspired to post!!

    This dish looks mouth-watering!:)

  3. I like this type of dishes. Because normally they gives a mixture of taste! Especially when it gives a spicy kick

  4. this looks so colorful... i agree to u on meetings... sometimes, i prefer to call it as chair-warming sessions!!!

  5. i'm drooling over this delicious Thai fish,my mouth watering right now :) looks so delicious and your pictures tell them all "YUMMYLICIOUS" weldone Nava, I can wait to cook this fish recipe :)

  6. Hi Nava, your fish look extremely good, I need extra rice please.:)
    Very flavorful, I can practically smell the scent from here. LOL
    Nice pictures.

    Have a great week ahead. Regards.

  7. Hey Nava, your fish is always good after a tiring meeting. I am hungry for some thai food now. the fish looks so delicious with the sauce poured in.

  8. Oh My, looks gourmet styled and cooked to perfection. I love the herbs all over the saucy fish!! Nice clicks! Mackerel = full of omega 3! Your picture makes me wanna become non-vegetarian for sure and kinda kicks in the thought of what all I'm missing!!

    And abt meetings!! Shucks, not a single one is productive, waste of time! I would rather prefer a stand-up meeting with the immediate team for 5 minutes than sitting in a conference room an yapping about unwanted problems and risks which we are not facing at all, they call it forecast, Phew - I think it is the same everywhere around the world! We just have to get on with it or try to switch! I know, easy to say but very hard in reality!! Yet another day in the rising...

  9. I could feel the flavor and the crispiness of the fish.lovely clicks.

  10. Love that Thai fish and the half moon plate :)

  11. Lovely dish, fish is a delicious and healthy meal, I like the vegetables they add great color! Makes it come alive:)

  12. Like you i really hate meeting.people get so argumentative & all the focus is lost.
    Storing has become a necessity if u r working.

    Fish looks tempting & delicious

  13. Thai fish looks awesome and flavorful! :)

  14. MMmm....yum...would love to have this

  15. Wow! Loved this thai style fish.. I've never tried anything with Thai flavours ever.. Bookmarked this Nava :-)

  16. I love thai food and ur preparation looks very tempting !

  17. A few weeks ago I tried lemongrass in rice and loved its flavor now its time to use it in fish or chicken. Your recipe for the thai style fish with a simple sauce makes it an incredibly delicious, quick and healthy meal.

  18. I love the preparation of this fish, it looks fantastic :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  19. Appetizing! Anything with lime or lemon is always appetizing for me:D

  20. Looks really yummy Nava. Thai is one of my fav cuisine. Yummy

  21. i love the colors in thai cuisine...the flavors aren't too shabby, either. :)

  22. Hey this looks lovely..and i loved your bowl, nice shape..

  23. I wish I could have a bowl now yum.

  24. I love Thai. I love fish and this looks so delicious. Bookmarked!


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