Thai-style steamed fish

Thai-style steamed fish

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(171 ratings)

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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8th Jan, 2013
Mange Tout Rodney! Superb Thai Recipe! This recipe is very easy, swopped the bok choi for mange tout and added a little fish sauce. Served with some thai sticky rice from the microwave. The whole family adored this and our oldest son asked for a whole trout served thai style next time :-)
3rd Jan, 2013
Tried this with pollack instead of trout and found it a little tricky to get the timings right to cook it perfectly. Flavours were good but wasn't as great as I expected it to be! Good for a quick midweek supper though.
25th Oct, 2012
Very easy to make and very tasty! I will definitely make it next week! Lovely!
22nd Sep, 2012
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22nd Sep, 2012
such a simple easy, recipe, but big on results. the only thing you need to ensure is really fresh trout - this recipe brings out the best of the fish with good flavour that is not overpowering. And whaddya know - no fat at all(but you don't miss it!) I served with brown basmati to make it extra healthy.
28th Aug, 2012
very simple, very tasty, and showcases the flavour of the trout!
20th Aug, 2012
This is one of our weekly staples now, it's very easy, full of flavour and healthy. Yum!
11th Aug, 2012
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!
10th Aug, 2012
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 ; )
8th Aug, 2012
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.


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