Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Super Simple Steamed Fish with Lemon and Garlic Recipe
After an exhausting session at the gym, I wanna be a good girl, but I don't wanna eat something (salad? fresh fruits?) that would make me hungry after an hour and end up eating a large bag of chips or a bowl of sinful instant noodles with more sinful frills. All of my hard work would be wasted!
I need to eat something savory, light yet satisfying, and easy to prepare.
This is perfect! I adore the classic soy sauce/ginger/chilli/garlic/fermented black beans/spring onion combo, but it's so tasty, it makes me end up eating a few bowls of rice with the sauce alone. This one is much lighter and brighter, but still flavorful.
- your favorite fish (it can be with bone or fillet, I used pomfret)
- 1 lemon
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- white pepper, fish sauce
- hot water for steaming
Clean your fish, place in a dish you'll use to steam, squeeze juice of half a lemon, scatter the garlic around it or stuff some into the cavity if you're using whole fish. Pour some boiling water into wok, place a saucer or a small bowl with its bottom facing up, place your plate with the fish on top of it so that the water won't get into your fish dish (you can use a steamer if you have), cover the wok and steam the fish until it's just done (mine took about 8 minutes). Once done, drizzle a bit of fish sauce, and if you want, garnish with freshly chopped coriander (which I didn't use simply because I didn't have one in my kitchen).
I could just eat that for dinner, or with a bit of brown rice and vegetables.
I feel healthier already...
But I am sure I'll get back to the normal junk food programming soon.
I am weak like that.