Thai-style steamed fish

Thai-style steamed fish

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Serve with Thai jasmine rice for a flavour-packed low-fat meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
199
protein
29g
carbs
4g
fat
7g
saturates
2g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
3.25g

Ingredients

  • 2 trout fillets, each weighing about 140g/5oz
  • a small knob of fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 small red chilli (not bird's eye), seeded and finely chopped
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 3 baby pak choi, each quartered lengthways
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

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Method

  1. Nestle the fish fillets side by side on a large square of foil and scatter the ginger, garlic, chilli and lime zest over them. Drizzle the lime juice on top and then scatter the pieces of pak choi around and on top of the fish. Pour the soy sauce over the pak choi and loosely seal the foil to make a package, making sure you leave space at the top for the steam to circulate as the fish cooks.
  2. Steam for 15 minutes. (If you haven’t got a steamer, put the parcel on a heatproof plate over a pan of gently simmering water, cover with a lid and steam.)

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2002

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ciaraconroy's picture
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Tasty & healthy dish...made some alterations though to my own preference...used salmon fillets instead of trout; mange tout, broccoli and baby corn instead of pak choi; added chopped lemon grass to the listed ingredients and served with Japanese style rice! Big hit all around! ...also added more soy sauce (reduced salt) at table to add moisture to whole plate! Passing this onto my friends!

nursenicola's picture
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Very simple and tasty meal! I used Seabass and it worked very well. Will definitely make again

cupcaketot's picture
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Such an easy meal with amazing flavour. Now use Vietnemesse river cobblers as first time tried recipe could get any trout and such a delicate fish and really cheap. Husband a bit cautious first time as he is particular with fish but loves it so a good reference point for anyone.

gloriaort's picture

I still can't believe how something so tasty cabn be so lean!

to make it even quicker use garlic and ginger paste.

oringrose's picture
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Delicious, Healthy, Quick and a doddle to make. What's not to like?

urbanscrappy's picture
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Very simple to make, and delicious! I'll definitely be making this again, and again. I love fish and with this recipe I can use lots of different types. Also, very little washing up, which is always good.

bimbobaby's picture
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Really enjoyed this. Never thought to steam fish before but will cook it this way more often. Not a drop of oil in sight. Was really tasty too. I didn't think the pak choi would make much difference, didn't think it would taste of much but it does compliment it beautifully. Will make again. Perfect midweek meal.

inspiralkev's picture

Mange Tout Rodney! Superb Thai Recipe! This recipe is very easy, swopped the bok choi for mange tout and added a little fish sauce. Served with some thai sticky rice from the microwave. The whole family adored this and our oldest son asked for a whole trout served thai style next time :-)

ebsnare's picture
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Tried this with pollack instead of trout and found it a little tricky to get the timings right to cook it perfectly. Flavours were good but wasn't as great as I expected it to be! Good for a quick midweek supper though.

ammybsas's picture
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Very easy to make and very tasty! I will definitely make it next week! Lovely!

jayanthi89's picture
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forgot to rate

jayanthi89's picture
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such a simple easy, recipe, but big on results. the only thing you need to ensure is really fresh trout - this recipe brings out the best of the fish with good flavour that is not overpowering. And whaddya know - no fat at all(but you don't miss it!) I served with brown basmati to make it extra healthy.

jayanthi89's picture
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very simple, very tasty, and showcases the flavour of the trout!

lebetts's picture
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This is one of our weekly staples now, it's very easy, full of flavour and healthy. Yum!

netsa-boots's picture
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I adored this! I added some rice noodles with stir fried veg and it was delicious. Definitely my go to meal of the moment as most of the ingredients are easily stored in your cupboard, you only have to buy the fish and you're ready to go!

britbrit100's picture

this is by far one of the tastiest fish dishes i have ever cooked and so easy amazing flavors and my partner who rarely enjoys eating fish absolutely loved it we used ocean trout which is beautiful i cook this very often ; )

herbeano's picture
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I made this last night and used salmon fillets instead of trout. Very nice perhaps I was a bit over enthusiastic with the soya sauce . I will use the Light soya next time as this time I used dark soya and it was a bit on the salty side.

tcmspark's picture
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Very tasty and simple to make. We added some agg noodles on the side to make it a bit more of a meal. The fish was beautiful and moist, and very tasty with the lime and ginger. I added a splash more soy to the noodles for a bit more of a 'sauce'. Lovely dish, would make again with little to no changes

amyla85's picture
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So quick & easy, so healthy, so delicious! Any fish will work, I've made several times now, is a favourite with my boyfriend who didn't like fish at all not so long ago!

kharmsworth86's picture
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An excellent quick mid-week dish. So easy and tasty. I served mine with egg fried rice which soaked up the sauce and kept it healthy. My husband is a big fan.

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