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Teochew Steamed Fish Recipe

Teochew Steamed Fish Recipe

Teochew Steamed Fish Recipe

Ingredients :

    • Whole fi sh (threadfi n or pomfret) – 600–900 g
    • Salt – 11/2tsp
    • Ground white pepper – 1 tsp
    • Salted cabbage – 120 g, soaked and sliced
    • Dried Chinese mushrooms – 4, soaked to soften and cut into strips
    • Chicken or pork – 90 g, cut into strips
    • Ginger – 4-cm knob, peeled and cut into strips
    • Red chillies – 2, cut into strips
    • Pickled sour plums – 2
    • Sesame oil – 1 tsp
    • Water – 125 ml
    • Cooking oil – 3 Tbsp
    • Shallots – 3–4, peeled and sliced
    • Spring onions (scallions) – 2, cut into 5–cm lengths
    • Coriander (cilantro) leaves – 2 sprigs, cut into 5–cm lengths

Method :

    1. Clean fi sh thoroughly and rub with salt and pepper. Place on a heatproof (fl ameproof) dish and arrange salted cabbage, mushrooms, chicken or pork, ginger and chillies over fi sh.
    2. Lightly squeeze sour plums over fi sh and place beside fi sh. Add sesame oil and water.
    3. Place dish in a steamer over rapidly boiling water and steam for 15 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, heat cooking oil in a wok and fry shallots until lightly browned.
    5. When fi sh is cooked, pour oil and shallots over fi sh. Serve garnished with spring onions and coriander leaves.

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 18 minutes
Serves 5–6