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)

Rowena Wilkes's picture

Very delicious! I used salmon as I already had some and I added some spring onions to the mix to add an extra flavour (also extra garlic because I cant get enough of the stuff!). I served with noodles, baby sweetcorn and the courgette salad also from the gf website. It was a real hit with my other half. Really easy to change the recipe to suit tastes aswell. I did everything exactly the same for my children except left out the chillis. It went down a treat! I will definately be doing this again

alicewrigley's picture

Delicious! I didn't have lime so used half a lemon and it worked really well.

staceyelaine13's picture

Love this! Although I completely improvised on most of the ingredients as I just used what was in my cupboard - frozen salmon fillet with garlic granules, ground ginger, lemon juice and some fish sauce (nam pla) with a chopped red chilli out of a jar! Served with sweet chilli noodles and a large side of broccolli.....beautiful! I also don't have a steamer so just used the foil parcel in the oven :)

jollypops's picture

Fantastic flavours and very quick to put together!

lizcoock80's picture

Used sea bass fillets. Can't believe how quick it was to cook.. Very tasty.

glossychops's picture

I love this recipe - it is so simple and tasty. I like to add tender-stem broccoli to steam in the parcels along with the baby pak choi to boost the healthy vegetable aspect of the dish. It is also fantastic accompanied with a packet of Tilda's Lime and Corriander rice (microwave a bag for 1 minute - so quick and easy and perfect every time).

sheils50's picture

Loved it! Kept the fish nice and moist. Added asparagus. Will make again.

justabeena's picture

Just cooked this but with chicken. So easy and tasted amazing. Added some red pepper and spring onion to bulk it out and served with coconut rice. Destined to become a fave!

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

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

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

So easy and delicious. Served mine with quinoa instead of rice.

maacka's picture

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

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

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

emmak786's picture

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

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

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

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

sozzer99's picture

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.


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