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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josp74's picture
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This was so easy to make but is very effective. A low fat meal with lots of taste - you can't go wrong. I made it with salmon and put the foil pack in the oven for 15 minutes as recommended above and worked perfectly. I had it with rice but think noodles would be good too.

fluffyblueberry's picture

the flavours were great - however I made it two large cloves of garlic and probably about double the soy sauce. It tasted really great. I'm making a different version tonight with chicken breasts, steamed in a parcel in the oven for about 25 minutes with the sauce. But I'll add shitake mushrooms to the parcel and steam pak choi separate today.

simongarner's picture

As I don't have a steamer I decided to microwave this dish with green beans and brocoli layered on the top of the dish.
I cooked this dish on high for 7 mins using four fish fillets, and when cooked I found that the dish was quiite dry, I feel that this dish would be better braised with a fish stock cube as my family prefer more sauce.
The flavours were good, and worked well, I served the dish with baby new potatoes and rice.
I'll make this again but with a fish stock cube for more sauce.

Baskerville.

justyna's picture
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This healthy dish is full of flavour and very easy to prepare after work. Really tasty and looks great, too!! I will definately make it again.

philw2008's picture
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I'm not a great cook but I found this quite easy and it tasted amazing.

leamac83's picture
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I really like this, forgot to add the soy sauce but it was just as nice! I also wrapped mine in foil and cooked in the oven for about 15 mins and was delicious!

delsh21's picture
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Love this recipe with any kind of fish. So tasty, easy and healthy. I make sure I've always got the ingredients as it's now one of my favourite mid week after-work meals.

pewter's picture

Didn't like it - guess salmon should be left alone

ourshell's picture
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Wow! This was so easy to make and really delicious. Served it with chilli noodles instead of rice. Will definitely be making this again and again.

faggy_no_oats's picture
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I was surprised at how easy yet how enjoyable this was, I think it will become a staple.

kasiamaskill's picture

GREAT dish - at first I was very careful with with the spices but only when used all the dish was complete. Very popular and easy dish -made it at least 5 times already

loulout's picture
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This is delicious! Made it with salmon instead of trout and it worked really well. Would definitely make again. First time I'd tried steaming fish and it cooked perfectly.

silleopstrup's picture

Boyfriend said I could cook this every day and he'd be happy, and he even had it as cold left overs! REALLY easy, REALLY tasty.

naomiagard's picture
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This was FANTASTIC. Made it with white fish and used asparagus instead of pak choi and it was wonderful. Also substituted oyster sauce for soy, which worked well.

lburey's picture
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I have made this twice and will make it again. It is so easy to make I love the flavours. I added some chopped spring onion and some frozen peas and sweetcorn and took the skin off before serving. I didnt have any lime the first time I made it so used lemon but it was still good.

daddygaffney's picture
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Very spicy & flovoursome, loved how easy it was to prepare!

elizaalice's picture
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This is so easy to make and really bursting with flavour. I'll definately be making it again!

lindsaypowers's picture
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This is a delicious and very fragrant dish. Very simple to prepare. Have made it now for many members of the family and they all agree!

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