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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emmalovesfood312's picture

I absolutely love this dish! It is one of my faves, id have it every week if my boyfriend would let me!
It is a little on the expensive side with the trout, but its worth it.

I usually add a little more soy and lime juice as it gives a really fresh and tasty sauce to go with the rice.

I don't have a seatmer so I find it works just as well in the oven leaving a gap at the top of the foil parcel on about 190 for 20-25 mins.

tashab07's picture
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I have made this recipe lots of times now, usually with cod fillets as the other half doesn't like trout. It is absolutely gorgeous, wouldn't change a thing!! I am going to try cooking the fish from frozen tonight in the oven.
Highly redcommended and very healthy!! :)

loulocks25's picture
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Very tasty, will be making this recipe again, only next time we will be adding more chilli and only half the lime juice.

amye_123's picture
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So easy and delicious. Served mine with quinoa instead of rice.

maacka's picture
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Couldn't get hold of any pak choi, so I used endives instead and they were not great.
However fish was absolutely fantastic - full of flavour and very healthy!
Will be definitely making this again, but with some different veg.

jenniecox's picture
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Really nice fresh flavours. I also used a foil pack in the oven. I used white fish (blue cod and snapper) - delish!

xlauramx's picture
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the first time I have had trout - it was fantastic! Will def make this again

emmak786's picture
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I love this dish, is so simpla and tasty, it can also be done with frozen fish (i used cod and samon) and baked in the oven for 30 min at 200 degrees.

minacolada's picture
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Not overly impressed; it was ok but the lime completely overpowered the other flavours; neither of us could even taste the soy or garlic. If I try it again I'll use half a lime!

vickynewton87's picture
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This recipe is amazing...healthy, quick, and tasty as you like. We've tried it with salmon, king prawns and once with trout - I preferred the salmon and king prawns but only because the trout hadn't been filleted too well. I'd suggest 2 garlic cloves instead of one and if you have any, a couple of fresh kaffir lime leaves - they taste amazing.
Do yourself an even bigger favour - serve with noodles and find yourself smugly grinning at how little there is in your washing up bowl :)

audforbez's picture
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Lovely receipe, very quick to prepare and tastes great. It has quickly become a regular in our house.

sozzer99's picture
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ive cooked this twice now, both times with delicious results. I couldnt steam the fish as didnt have the correct equipment, but I put the foil package in the oven (170-180C fan) on a baking tray for the same amount of time and it was great.

bimcat05's picture
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Fantastic. Easy and full of flavour.

katymatt's picture
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Very simple and very tasty!! Would have again!!

mrsburgess's picture

This is one of my favourite fish dishes...have made this for friends and always get compliments. Have lost count how many times I've handed out this recipe!

alice4991's picture
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delicious! we used salmon steak and it was fantastic! full of flavour and very easy to make.

laderaver's picture
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B-E-A-Utiful, quick, easy and MEGA tasty!

embles's picture
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Done in foil in the oven.

Don't mess about with this recipe, its lovely as it is.

jokiernander's picture
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Beautifully fresh, light and full of flavour. I steamed mine in the foil in the oven for 15 minutes at 160c and added shaved carrots too.

evelynjcooper's picture
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This was a success with my family, doubling the ingredients for the 4 of us (although only 1 pak choi each). We used salmon instead of trout but I think it would be good with any fish. I wrapped it loosely in foil and put it in the oven. It was quick to prepare and I will definitely do this again.

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