Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thai Style Steamed Fish


I told myself that I was going to take it easy today by staying away from blogging. Actually more of having a break from sitting in front of my laptop. But here I am again! The thing is that I have a whole collection of recipes and I don't want to hoard them. I better clear the recipes by sharing with all of you because the collection is piling up. 

I shall cut short on the intro and get to the recipe. I used Siakap fish, known as barramundi in English. The fish was steamed with slices of ginger after which the Thai sauce was poured over it. The sauce is an explosion of flavors, the much loved explosion of spicy, salty and tangy taste with an aromatic and uplifting fragrance of lemongrass, kaffir lime and coriander leaves.

Ingredients
For the fish
1 medium size siakap/barramundi (about 450) - de-gut and cleaned
1 inch ginger - sliced

For the sauce/gravy
4 shallots
5 garlic
1 inch galangal/lengkuas
1/2 tsp kaffir lime rind
1 stalk coriander root
20 white peppercorn
1/2 inch shrimp paste/belacan - roasted (optional)
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp cumin powder
10 dried red chilies (or as needed)
** blend/ground these ingredients for a smooth paste
1 lemongrass - smashed
4-5 kaffir lime leaves - tear into pieces
1 tbsp of fish sauce
3-4 calamansi lime/limau kasturi
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste (if needed)
Method
Steam fish with slices of ginger till soft and tender.
Fry the blended/grounded ingredients with lemongrass till aromatic and oil splits.
Add lime leaves, fish sauce and salt.
Stir all together.
If sauce is too thick, add water to dilute.
Discard ginger and the water floating in the fish after steaming.
Pour the sauce over the fish and serve with calamansi lime.
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28 comments:

  1. Going by your pictures I can just imagine how that is going to taste! Fabulous!

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  2. Oh, I love this type of food. But its hard to execute!

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  3. yummy treat for food lovers here.ur pics speaks:)

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  4. Exotic fish Nava, looks awesome and delicious...

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  5. Oh.... Pedas... pedas.... haha..... nice dish.

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  6. Lovely combination of flavors. I will try this one day!

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  7. Hey doll, i made your condensed milk coconut bars.. They turened out so well... My family loved it....
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  8. lovely clicks..the sauce on the flavored steamed fish looks awesome..

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  9. sounds very interesting ,would love to have a taste.

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  10. I love the flavor in your Thai Style steam fish! So refreshing and perfect for the hot weather. :)

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  11. I am pure vegetarian but loved the pic..nava

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  12. Look something like ikan bakar in trenggganu but its steam instead. Steam is healthier

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  13. I don't eat fish..but love your presentation...cool clicks

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  14. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 18, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Nava, this steamed fish is so appetizing and tempting :)

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  15. This is a beautiful shot, Nava! I realized you've been really active these days, especially on Google+. You've been cooking a lot too :)

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  16. i love fish but nowadays fish are getting expansive and axpansive >.<

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  17. Wow that styling looks really appetizing.Really like the pics Nava.

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  18. Okay, so now I have to get hold of Barramundi! What beautiful flavours and I love your pictures1

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  19. Great pics and presentation!! It looks as if the fish will jump out of the plate at any moment :)

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  20. I booked marked this because this is my next challenge.

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  21. Looks amazing, I love the color of the dish. Fish is one of my favorite food:)

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  22. Extra rice please! The hubster asked me to bookmark this recipe! Not sure if he wants to cook it or I need to do it. LOL.

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  23. Thai style always hot and spicy.

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  24. This looks super tempting Nava ! real wonderful clicks !

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  25. Sopa deliciosa saludable y exótica me enamoré ,,,fotos impresionante hugs,hugs.

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