Wednesday, July 22, 2009

:: Steamed Red Snapper (Ikan Siakap Kukus) ::

overly excited with the event where OH will be back home after 3 weeks away in russia, i found myself in MPH wangsa maju, browsing through recipe books, and ended up with not 1 but 5 recipe books by chef hanieliza.

love the way she wrote the book. extremely interesting and she made me think that cooking is d*mn easy!

the recipe books are not overly priced. only RM5.50 per issue. highly recommended especially for beginners like me. ;D

so here goes my first try from the recipe. altered to 'what i have in the fridge'. ;P. will post up the pics later yeah!

1 medium size red snapper
shallots (pounded)
garlic (pounded)
ginger (lots and lots of it)
1-2 tbsp fish sauce
5-6 lime (get the juice)
5-6 cili api
1 red chilli (thinly sliced)
2 lemongrass
1/4 cup water

1. season the fish with salt.
2. put everything in a big wok.
3. close with a glass lid.
4. cook the fish on high heat for 20-30 mins/till fish is cooked.
5. serve with warm rice.

the chef said that you may substitue the fish sauce with light soy sauce.

highly recommended.

note to self - add more lime juice next time.

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