Sunday, July 4, 2010

Steam Fry Fish

Yesterday bought a white snapper fish and wanted to steam it but due to certain circumstances did not cook it.  Today I will steam fry it and prepare a simple sauce to spread on it. Steam fry is to fry the fish by very low fire and cover it with wok cover while frying.  One side will be well fried and the other will be steamed.

The ingredients

a fish about 600g
dash of pepper and salt
2 tsp corn flour
oil for frying

the sauce   2tbs fish sauce
                 1 tsp black soy sauce
                 1 tsp oyster sauce
                 3 cloves of garlic(chopped)
                 10g of ginger(finely sliced)
                 1/4 bowl of water
                 1 tbs of oil
                 1tbs corn flour mix in 3tbs water.

garnishing  1 red chilli(sliced)
                 1 stalk spring onion(chopped)

Wash and pat dry the fish.  Season  the fish with the pepper and salt for about twenty minutes.  Heat up the wok, add in the oil ,let the oil come to boil, dash the corn flour on the side of the fish to be fried.  Place the floured side of the fish onto the wok to fry. Turn the fire to low and fry for fifteen minutes with the cover lid.
Dish out the fish and place on a plate.

This is the result of the steam fry fish, one side is fried while the other is steamed.  Remove the extra oil from the wok and leave about one table spoon of oil for frying the sauce ingredients.  Put in the chopped garlics and ginger and fry till fragrant.  Pour in the water mixed with fish sauce, oyster sauce and dark soy sauce. Bring to boil.  Slowly stir in the cornstarch mixture.  Let boil and dish out the sauce and place onto the cooked fish. Garnish with sliced chilli and chopped spring onion.

We can try out  with whatever fish we have.

1 comment:

  1. I made this last night with a red snapper fillet!! It was AMAZING! Thanks for recipe!