Tasty Steamed Teochew Pomfret In Foil

Ingredients

1 medium White Pomfret
2 Chinese Mushrooms
1 Tomato
2 Sour Plum
1 small piece of Salted Vegetable (shredded)
2 pieces of Asam Kulek or Tamarind
2 slices of Ginger (shredded)
1/2 Chilli (shredded)
2 teaspoons Sesame oil
1 tablespoon Wine
2 teaspoons Soya sauce
50 milliliters Water
Marinade:
of salt& pepper
1/2 teaspoon Cornflour

Preparation

1
Soak mushrooms & asam in water till soft.
2
Clean fish & cut off Pectoral Fins (optional). Make 2-3 slits on each side. Marinade fish. Insert small amount of ginger, chilli & mushrooms into slits. Put some ginger into cavity too.
3
Make a double layer foil boat & place some ingredients on it. Put the boat over another layer of foil for wrapping later.
4
Place fish on top of ingredients & add the rest around it. Mix seasonings with water & pour it in.
5
Wrap foil tightly. Leave the fish in the fridge to marinade for about 15 mins. Steam fish for about 20 mins since it’s from the fridge.
6
Check to see if fish is cooked by inserting a toothpick. Fish is ready to be served if it pierces through easily. Transfer to serving plate & unwrap foil. Garnish with spring onions & serve piping hot. * Reduce time by 5 mins if you steaming directly from a plate without foil. Enjoy!

 



About

To make a good dish of Pomfret, the fish has to be as fresh as possible. Mum also said it’s important to get White Pomfret, the more expensive one. I’ve also been repeatedly reminded that a decent Teochew would never serve Black Pomfret to any distinguished guests :)

Yield:

3.0

Added:

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 4:33am

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