Monday, June 18, 2012

Steamed Red Snapper

1 red snapper (abt 1 1/2 lb)  - cleaned and patted dry
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp rice wine
salt to taste
few slices of ginger
1 stalk green onion (white part) - cut into 5 cm length 
1 tomato - sliced
1 sour plum - lightly mashed
1 pc ginger - julienned
1 red chilli - cut
some julienned green onion (green part)
1 tsp fried shallot and oil
1 tsp soy sauce
  1. Make 2 slits on the body of the fish for both sides.
  2. Marinate with sesame oil, rice wine and salt.
  3. Place the ginger slices and some green onion into the cavity of the head and the rest of the green onion underneath the fish.
  4. Place the julienned ginger and red chilli on top of the fish.
  5. Arrange the sour plum and sliced tomatoes on the side of the dish. 
  6. Steam on high for 5 minutes.  Reduce to medium heat and steam for another 7 to 10 minutes or till fish is cooked.
  7. Remove from steamer, garnish with some julienned green onion.
  8. Drizzle fried shallot oil and soy sauce over the fish and serve warm.

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