Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chili Coriander Steamed Fish


Chillies! Oh-my-my, for the spicy kicky punch we Malaysian die-die won't give up. Food by itself, aside to desserts and candy crush rush, must be spicy. Otherwise, for us especially life will fall apart. Spiciness must not be compromised, worst come to worst, we need sambal belacan (Lam Mee Sambal Belacan), or spices spiciness (Lamb Curry Noodles, Spicy Chicken Raisins & Potato Anchovies Spicy Fried) or raw sliced chillies in some soy sauce and lime juice (Grilled Unagi/Eel). Mouthwatering indeed (Grilled Spicy Prawns. Chicken Curry Potatoes, Spicy Minced Mutton & Mutton Parathal). All the way please whether its Indian food, Chinese Food, Malay Food (Ikan Asam Pedas) or any other Asian dish (Mutton Devil Curry & Curry Leaves Chilli Lala/Clams). 


Today ladies and gentlemen, chilli spiciness strikes back. Strikes back powerfully, its the other side to the previous Chilli Coriander Steamed Fish (Chilli Coriander Steamed Fish) Let's call that the Part 1, for this Part 2 steamed fish, not the same style please. So, clear your mind as I take you through on how to make it. A whole lot less complicated because seabass is steamed with the sauce, optional is of course pairing with cucumber. Having said that, this Chilli Coriander Steamed Fish is absolutely the true spicy love. Walla! 

Ingredients
1 medium size sea bass/siakap - after cleaning, make 2 or 3 incisions on both sides.
Lime/lemon wedges
Cucumber slices

For the sauce (blend/ground)
1 inch ginger
5 garlic
3-4 bird eye chilies (can replace with red or green chillies)
1 small bunch coriander (cut off the roots)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp light soya sauce
Salt (if needed)
1/2 cup water

Method
Place fish on a steaming tray.
Pour the sauce atop. 
Steam till the fish is cooked.
Remove and serve with cucumber slices and lime/lemon wedges.
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29 comments:

  1. oh Nava you are killing me with your fish recipes:)

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  2. I see a lot of recipes with sauce as a base in Malaysian cuisine!! Looks yum and gourmet type!!
    Yes, chilies are very much used in Indian cuisine, mostly in the form of red chilli powder!
    Also, Andhra Cuisine uses quite a lot of chilli varieties, all so spicy and tasty at the same time.

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  3. i must say this is my type of hot fish recipe. i guess this chilli is the level of bhoot jholkia. I am sure this fish recipe of urs is super hot and tasty one. I also like your idea of cooking it plain and simple.Addition of coriander is a great idea. Am only confused with the light sauce, what it is, can i substitute it with something else? Nice shot. :-)

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  4. Sushmita - Sorry because I forgot to mention that its soya light sauce. Thanks so much for letting me know.

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  5. Wow, what a tasty fish! I'm glad you've found time to intrigue us with your cooking despite your busy schedules :)

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  6. i love fish with its own colour and texture...this looks easy and yummy

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  7. Very lovely, quick and simple fish recipe, the sauce is awesome. This is totally new to me... It actually looks like the fish is swimming in the sauce...
    I will have to surely try this steamed fish, very beautiful clicks...

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  8. This so much easier way of cooking just steam fish with sauces.I am sure it tastes absolutely delicious

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  9. coriander (or cilantro, as i know it) is one of my favorite flavors ever. i don't necessarily like fish, but i'd give this a shot!

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  10. This looks interesting. My hubby must love this. Gorgeous clicks too !

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  11. Yum, I would love to try some. I haven't had much time this past week because I have an exam tomorrow, but as soon as I am done I am going to make fish. It's been too long! :)

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  12. They look so perfect. Beautifully done:)Yummy indeed :)
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  14. Nava, your photos are so gorgeous, I am craving the fish now. All the ingredients are so Asian and I love them. Steaming would mean the broth is enriched by the juices of the fish and that would be delicious. Fantastic recipe! I have to get a steamer now.

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  15. Another mouth watering fish dish, I made fried version the other day,I need to post them and link the recipe to your site :) oh yes we can have chili everyday for sure,,,Lol

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  16. I know I'll absolutely love this one! The image of your other fish dish is still on my mind. As for chillies, we are up there too. Several chillies and never deseeded!;)

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  17. Steaming is such a delicate way to cook fish and you have done it perfectly.Sometime I steam bake in foil just for my husband.. never even tried myself how it tastes but he likes it.I am sure he will love this recipe with tangy and spicy flavor coz you have added the sauce while steaming the fish, I guess this way the fish absorbs all the goodness of herbs and flavor of sauce.

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  18. Amazing recipe ! it looks like it's directly out of a restaurant kitchen...looks very professional and absolutely delicious :)

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  19. Like you my family loves chilies. Delicious.

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  20. Delicious steamed fish, it looks like a gourmet version. Sure it taste yumm too.

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  21. feels like having a bite right now...too delicious!

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  22. Hotttt!!! and very inviting fish recipe. Looks very authentic and gourmet recipe. Love the clicks too Nava.

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  23. Mouth watering and appetizing! Very healthy too!

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  24. I too am addicted to hot & spicy food... Many Indian cuisines are famous for their extreme hot levels :) And that whole fish dipped in the yummy sauce looks very very inviting !! Wish I cud have a slice of it now :)

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  25. This is so very tempting and we love it this way

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  26. Wow!! this dish looks superb. Yum :)

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