Hi everyone....another post that's been pending for sometime now....Wanted to steam siakap / seabass fish....I wanted to try a new recipe this time...something simple and fast....I remember the taste of a steam fish sauce which was a little sour and spicy which I had in one of our favorite restaurant....I browsed and found many recipes....i picked a few key ingredients and modified the rest to suit my taste....the fish tasted awesome....no fishy smell at all and the sauce though it had a pale color but the taste was so freshing and good!! worth trying....
^ THAI LIME SAUCE STEAM FISH^
1 - whole siakap/seabass fish ~ cleaned & cut open
1 - lime ~ squeeze out the juice
2 tsp - tamarind paste
8-10 birds eye chilly/cili padi - slit into half
1 - small bunch cilantro - chopped
1 - lemongrass - crushed
2 tbsp - fish sauce
1 tbsp - chopped red onion
1/2 tbsp - chopped garlic
2 tbsp - oyster sauce
1 tbsp - corn flour
water as needed
4 tbsp - light soy sauce
sugar to taste
- Pat dry the fish using kitchen towel.
- Rub in and out with oyster sauce and corn flour. Leave aside.
- In a deep bowl add in about 1/2 cup of water, chopped garlic, chopped red onion, fish sauce, lime juice, tamarind paste, light soy sauce, birds eye chilly and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
- Place the steamer pot on the stove and bring the water to boil.
- Place the crushed lemongrass on a plate and top it up with the fish.
- Place the plate with the fish into the steamer and steam on high heat for about 5 mins max.
- Remove the plate from the steamer and discard and extra juices from the plate.
- Pour over the sauce mix and place the plate back into the steamer. Steam for further 3 mins.
- Remove the plate from steamer, add the chopped cilantro onto the fish and serve while hot!! It tasted sooo good!!