Saturday, October 10, 2015

Taucu Steamed Fish

The flu bug, or call it even bugger, is bugging me. Don't know where the "bugger" flew from but right now flu is spinning my head, in return my world is spinning faster than ever. God! Tell me about flu which these days just won't leave us alone. Recovery is like what, at least a week or two? Even doctors prescription does not help. In fact, sometimes, we have visit the doctor again. Unbelievable! I really can't comprehend on this whole flu thingy, but I guess life must go on. In my house, let me tell you, whether I am sick or not, there is no such a thing as slowing down. My other half-half, of course, trust me, is the best nurse in the world, yes, he is, honestly, but only so much he can do. There is such a thing with him and tidying the house, forget about putting the clothes in the washing machine or sweeping the house. Of course I can expect him to pack a meal from outside. then again, outside food may not be the best when you are down with flu and fever (Steamed Cod Fish, Fish Sambar, Grilled Salmon & Grilled Belacan Fish) . Thank god, compared to the last few days, I am feeling a whole lot better now, so, it's back into action in my kitchen (Green Fish Curry, Sour Fish Soup, Curry Leaves Grilled Fish & Thai Salmon Noodle Soup).

Nothing over the top, steamed fish can be done in a jiffy (Chilli Coriander Steamed Fish, Thai Style Steamed Fish & Thai Fish Style). All you gotto to do is add all the ingredients on the steaming tray and off it goes for steaming. This Taucu Steamed Fish I believe is gonna be a new entry in my space, though, believe me, I have already shared a whole list of various types of steamed fish. The key ingredient for this version, obviously, you need the taucu/fermented soy paste. No trouble will be trouble picking it up at mini markets or hypermarkets, and for those of you who are elsewhere besides in Malaysia, I bet taucu (Grilled Fish Taucu Sauce) can be purchased as well. Maybe you guys have to pay more, yet, I seriously think Malaysian ingredients have made their in-roads globally. Otherwise, if you really can't get your hands on taucu, I leave it up to you to consider which other ingredient should be the substitute. All in all, Taucu Steamed Fish showcases the quintessential Malaysian pride tastes (Thai Seabass, Fried Pompret, Turmeric Fish & Asam Fish). Saltiness, spiciness and tanginess, the touch of coriander leaves does add the much appreciated sensation aroma. Gotto to go guys. Take care. See you soon. 

2 medium size tenggiri/mackerel (or other suitable firm fish)
1 full tbsp taucu/fermented soy paste (see dry mee siam for the picture of taucu)
1 inch ginger - remove skin and chopped
2 red chillies - chopped
A little salt (only if needed because taucu is salty)
A little sugar
Some coriander leaves for garnishing
1/2 lime (optional)
Some water if you like more gravy

Add all ingredients except coriander leaves and lime juice on a steaming tray.
Steam till fish is cooked.
Before serving, squeeze lime over and garnish with coriander leaves. 
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  1. Tasty dish, simple and delicious! Feel better soon!

  2. i just love your cooking and all your dishes and your presentation is always on top.

  3. Looks very good. Would like to try it.


  4. This is so delicious and packed full of flavour!
    Get well soon!

  5. WOW interesting! I want to try this too.


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