Thai-style steamed fish

Thai-style steamed fish

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Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
Serve with Thai jasmine rice for a flavour-packed low-fat meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal199
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein29g
  • salt3.25g
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  • 2 trout fillets, each weighing about 140g/5oz



    Freshwater trout: 

    Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…

  • a small knob of fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 small red chilli (not bird's eye), seeded and finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • grated zest and juice of 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 3 baby pak choi, each quartered lengthways
    Pak choi

    Pak choi


    This member of the cabbage family has a number of different names, including bok choy, horse…

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…


  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.)

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Comments (166)

jayanthi89's picture

very simple, very tasty, and showcases the flavour of the trout!

lebetts's picture

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

netsa-boots's picture

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

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

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

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

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.

felicityhm's picture

I cooked this for my Dad and we both loved it. So simple and yet packed full of flavour.

veritypinkney's picture

This was delicious. We had it with coconut rice and added fresh corriander - very tasty. I think it could have had a little more ginger but still nommy!

jaqmartin's picture

This was delicious and so easy. My husbad doesn't like fish but he tried this and loved it.

babsfazekas's picture

Very tasty and I love that the green veg is included in the pouches so you don't have to make some separately. Like others, I also ended up making this in the oven - which works fine, although I imagine the pak choi would come out a little less floppy if it was steamed. Served with a side of rice this is a delicious weeknight meal.

parham1's picture

Too big to fit in the steamer so cooked in the oven for 15 mins at 160C fan. Brilliant recipe - quick, easy and very delicious!

ritamaydee's picture

DELICIOUS! I followed the recipe exactly (apart from adding 2 big cloves of garlic) and served with basmati rice. I was amazed how tasty it was for a dish which requires very little thought and effort. Yummy, will be making this again!

ritamaydee's picture

DELICIOUS! I followed the recipe exactly (apart from adding 2 big cloves of garlic) and served with basmati rice. I was amazed how tasty it was for a dish which requires very little thought and effort. Yummy, will be making this again!

naomiervine's picture

Better than a meal out!

sallyalli's picture

Really delicious and simple to make. Will definitely make it again and have already recommended it to a friend. Bursting with mouth watering flavours!!

dishymummy's picture

I loved this recipe. Simple and quick to prepare and really delicious. I had never used pak choi before but will definitely buy it more often. I placed the foil parcels in the oven for 15 mins - less washing up than using a steamer!

camillacastle's picture

Amazing recipe! I used a whole rainbow trout and it was truley amazing- used more chilli, and soy sauce too.

fjolly16575's picture

I made this with sea bass fillets for a dinner party and it was fabulous. Everyone loved it. And it was really easy too.


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