February 9, 2010

Steamed Pomfret

Steamed fish is a must have dish for Chinese New Year celebration. The Chinese name for fish is "Yu", sounds like the word for abundance and riches. It is believe that eating fish on this auspicious day will bring good luck to the family. I love pomfret for its delicate and smooth texture.
1 medium sized white pomfret
2 Tbsp. thin soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. oil
1 tsp. white pepper
salt to taste
3 slices of ginger, sliced thinly
spring onions and cilantro for decoration
1. Clean the fish without removing the fins and tail.
2. Stuff some ginger and spring onions into the fish stomach. Place on a dish.
3. Pour water into a steamer and bring water to a fast boil. Put the fish in to steam until the fish is cooked--when its eyes popped out--it is ready!
4. In a small saucepan, heat some oil over medium heat, stir in the soy sauce. Pour this over the fish. Garnish with spring onions and cilantro. Serve hot with rice.
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