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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Steamed Fish with Herbal Stock

One freshly caught fish [Mahogany Snapper] from my hubby's fishing trip to be steamed.  Light and good with mild herbal flavour.

This fish is different from the grouper.  The flesh is not as sweet but texture is softer.  I used herbal stock with some shredded meat to steam it to enhance the flavour.

Ingredients
1 fresh fish - cleaned and make a slit on the thick part for both sides
30-50 gm meat - cut thin strips and marinate with soy sauce, pepper, sesame oil and cornflour
some shredded ginger
a tbsp of wolfberries [kei chi]

Herbal Stock - rinse herbs and boil for 5-10 minutes or until fragrant
3-4 slices of dong quai
a few pieces of chuen qiong
a few pieces of tong sum
a few pieces of licorice [kam cho]
100 ml water [maybe less for stronger flavour]
Seasoning
1 tsp each of light soy sauce and oyster sauce
some sugar and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp sesame oil


  1. Boil herbal stock until fragrant and set aside to cool.
  2. Clean fish and place in a steaming dish.
  3. Before steaming, add kei chi to herbal stock then pour over fish.  Spread marinated meat all over fish.
  4. Bring water to boil then steam fish over high heat for 12-15 minutes [depending on the size of fish].
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve immediately.





6 comments:

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, sounds delicious and it looks like the restaurant steamed fish. I like this very much.

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

Nothing beats freshly steamed fish, more so if it's soooo fresh!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, a good way to 'chia por' instead of double boiling chicken with herbs which is time consuming and sometimes quite oily, too.. hahaha.

Kimmy said...

Hi Cheah, to be honest, I don't fancy steamed fish but now with the freshly caught fish I look forward to steaming it which is the best way to cook and enjoy it. Next time, I may try baking it.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

this is nutritious with herbs..add a bottle of chicken essence also good wor..

Kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, yes it is a good option but my hubby may not like it. Sometimes, he says 'don't spoil the taste of my freshly caught fish'. Keep it simple, hahaha.

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