Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Teochew- Style Steamed Fish

Teochew-Style Steamed Fish
   Ingredients    :

   1       whole fish with head ( any fish at your wish)
   1       cube of soft tofu ( i use half box of japanese soft tofu)
   3       leaf of salted vegetables, thinly slices
   2 - 3  preserved plum, smashed
   2 - 3  chili padi, smashed 
   1       whole tomato, cut into small wedges
   10     slices of ginger, cut into thin strips
   8       stamps white beech mushroom
   1/2    cup of green onion and cilantro (garnishing)
   1 - 2  teaspoon oyster sauce
   1/2    teaspoon light soy sauce
   1/2    teaspoon sugar
   2       teaspoon shaoxing or white wine
   1 - 2  teaspoon cooking oil
   3 - 5  dash of pepper powder

   Method     :

   Clean the fish and rub it with a little bit salt. Prepare the sauce ingredients, oyster sauce, sugar, pepper
   powder, light soy sauce, wine and oil into a bowl. Scatter all the ingredients except the garnishing  
   evenly over the fish around the plate.

   Steam on high heat for 15 - 18 minutes. To check whether its cook or not, poke it with a chopstick.
   If it go through the bone easily, means cooked.

* Bigger fish takes longer time to steam, to prevent the meat become tough, do not over-steam the fish*

   Garnish with green onion and cilantro on top of the fish and serve it right a away. 


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