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Monday, November 21, 2016

Poached fish with Onions and Limes dressing 青柠洋葱水煮鱼

This is a very nice fish recipe that i learnt from my mother. The method of cooking this fish is using poaching method. Simmer the fish in hot water instead of the usual way of steaming it. This method resulted moist fish texture if compare to steaming method ( the flesh tasted dry if over steamed or not enjoy it immediately).

Sweetness from the onions, sourness from the lime juices, and savoury from the seasonings, who can resist the taste !

This is a fish dish that even my kids also love it!

Poached fish with Onions and Limes dressing青柠洋葱水煮鱼

1 whole fish ( I use Red snapper) ~450g
3 slices ginger
1tbsp salt

1 and ½ red onions, sliced
5 chili padi, chopped
2 daun cekur, shredded (optional)
1tbsp oyster sauce
1tbsp light soy sauce
1tsp sugar
A pinch of salt
3tsp Kasturi lime juices or to taste
Hot cooking oil (optional)

  1. Boil a big wok of water that enough to cover the whole fish.
  2. Mix all dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl, set aside.
  3. Once water is boiled, add in ginger slices and salt, stir to mix.
  4. Lower the fish into simmering poaching hot water, simmer over medium heat.
  5. After 5mins, turn the fish to another side, continue to simmer for another 5mins. If the fish is big, then you have to simmer for about 15-20mins. Another way to check the fish if it’s cooked, when the fish’s eyes are pop up.
  6. Turn off the heat, let the cooked fish remain in the hot water. Gently remove to a serving plate after 15mins. If you don’t serve immediately, you can continue to let the fish remain in the hot water (but not too long hours).
  7. Spoon onions and limes dressing on top the fish, pour hot oil on top. Enjoy!

Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


PH said...

This is so appetizing! I love it that you put a lot of onions.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is yummy and so easy. I will try !

Elin Chia said...

I am going to try this...thank you Sonia for the recipe :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, how long did it take for you to cook this fish size (450gm)? Thanks. Delia

moimoi said...

do you also transfer some of the water onto the dish?

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