Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chili Coriander Steamed Fish


We Malaysians die-die must have chillies. Does not matter how but without chillies, life falls apart. At least for the two of us. Food won't taste good if chillies are not added one way or rather. So you see, previously for the Thai Fish Style, spicy sauce prepared separately and poured over the fried fish. For this dish, a lot more easier. Just steaming. Steam the seabass with the sauce till soft and tender and love the heat and spiciness. With the cucumber slices, you have a complete dish that goes so well with rice. Meal is ready and we eat happily. Let the spiciness kick the B__t or where ever you like. 


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 (blended/grounded)
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 tbsp light soya sauce
Salt (if needed)
1/2 cup water
Method
Place fish on a steaming tray.
Pour the sauce inside.
Steam till the fish is cooked.
Remove and serve with cucumber slices and lime/lemon wedges.
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26 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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