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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cheriepope1's picture
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This was a great recipe, as i didn't have a steamer i used the plate over the suacepan as suggested and it needed to cook for a little longer.
I served it with jasmine rice with a few peanuts through the rice..

nugsy3012's picture

This was a perfect sunny evening light meal. We used fresh sea trout from our local fishmongers and it was absolutely delicious. So easy as well to just bung everything into the steamer. Will definitely be a regular on our menu!

janderson's picture
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Fantastic dish - easy to prepare (I halved the quantities for a solo supper) and very tasty! Rice with sesami seeds v good.

evilemma17's picture
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I made this last night and it was absolutely lovely. Don't have a steamer either so put it in the oven for about 15 minutes at 180C and it came out really well. Will definitely make it again.

cstringer84's picture
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so easy and tasty. used plain basmati rice and added the sesame seeds. yummy

berniea's picture
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Ooops forgot to rate!!

berniea's picture
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This was lovely, it was so tasty, will be making it again and again. The only changes I made was to add more garlic and chilli and I never deseed chillis. Perfect.

WillCookForFood's picture
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I used mackrel rather than trout and forgot the soy sauce but it still turned out fabulous.

Lovely72's picture
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Really easy to make and very tasty. I also wrapped in foil and popped in the oven for around 20 mins (we had large trout fillets), served with thai rice as suggested. Will def be making again.

cassie8756's picture
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This is soo tasty and really healthy to! If you love Thai food, you will love this dish.

stephaniecave's picture
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Heaven on a plate!!!

mother_ship's picture
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Very yummy and low calorie, just what I need at the moment. I used coley and replaced some of the soy sauce with Thai fish sauce (nam pla sp?) to emphasise the fish flavour. Will definitely make this again.

dylanski's picture
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Quite surprised at how good this was - I'm not a fish fan - but this worked well with white fish. Served with noodles and stir fried veg. I used 'greens' instead of the pakchoi as I couldn't get it, and that didn't work at all!

becbec's picture
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Loved it...a winner

marinagarside's picture
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Made this with salmon fillets and served with rice noodles. It was lovely. but think the pak choi was a bit nondescript. Might try it next time with whole spring onions or baby leeks instead. All in all a quick and tasty dish , I will be making it again.

nandun_ab's picture
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Really easy to make and tastes nice too. We had this with Cous Cous.

traceycarr's picture
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One of the best recipes I've had the pleasure of eating from this site (and there are many). It's light, refreshing and extremely simple to make. Highly recommended.

abbiebeard's picture
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i will just wack it in the oven next time i dont think it has to be steamed

blue_green_pink's picture
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very easy to make, lovely tasting, will definitely make again!

klm909's picture
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foolproof recipe and super tasty! i'd leave it just as it is- perfect!

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