Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Thai style baked fish

Growing up in a Teochew household, I've had my fair share of steamed fish. Even now, we eat steamed fish for dinner several times a week. I guess old habits die hard.It's probably the easiest way to cook fresh whole fish but even if the boys are not getting jaded, I am.

While I was roasting chicken that day, I decided to make the oven multi-task by tossing a parcel of fish inside as well. The sea-bass, which I marinated in a Thai-style seasoning, tasted fantastic, even better than the steamed version.

The best thing is, there was no pot or plate to wash after dinner. Just scrunch up the foil and throw away!
Take a whole fresh sea bass and season with salt and pepper.
In a bowl, mix the juice of one lemon with 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, 1 minced garlic, 1 chopped-up chilli, sliced shallots and 1 teaspoon sugar (I used gula melaka). 
Take a large piece of foil, line it with banana leaf (only if you have), and lay the fish on it.
You can scatter tomato, coriander and slices of onion around the fish if you like. I even put what's left of the lemon in there.
Pour the seasoning all over the fish. Pull the foil up and form a large tent with the fish inside.
Bake in the oven for 30 to 45 minutes at 200 degree C.

12 comments:

The World According To Me said...

That sounds divine. I must eat more fish!

T Okaku said...

The Japanese also do a similar type aluminum foil wrap thing with salmon... it's pretty good and easy... like you said!!

Blur Ting said...

World - Yup yup, especially now that you're expecting!

Blur Ting said...

JY - Whole salmon? Sounds like a good idea.

T Okaku said...

Not whole...just a big slice...

Blur Ting said...

Got it!

Amel said...

I love baked fish like this 'coz mom makes it at home, but R2 doesn't want any other fish except salmon ha ha ha ha...actually I just made salmon today in the oven - similar to this one except I used a grill marinate mixture of spices for fish (with lemon taste) and I added some cream (cream used to make creamy soup).

Blur Ting said...

Amel - I can understand cos we just had an Australian guest stay over at our house during the week. He only eats fish fillet, without the head and bones.

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