Give it a try and let me know what you think. I love this meal.
Ingredients (for two people):
- Skinless white fish (we tend to use one fillet of Vietnamese river cobbler per person as it is lovely and tasty AND very cheap – the photo above uses monkfish which is also lovely but a lot more expensive; just buy as much or as little as you fancy)
- Ginger puree (you can blitz or grate root ginger or do what we do and buy tubes of ginger puree – quantity you need is down to your personal preference)
- Garlic puree (you can crush garlic cloves or do what we do and buy tubes of garlic puree – quantity you need is down to your personal preference)
- 2 spring onions / scallions quite thinly sliced at an angle
- 30ml soy sauce
- 15ml toasted sesame oil
- 80g rice ( I think white is best with this meal; we use basmati but any long grain will do)
- Start to cook your rice (steam or boil).
- Place your fish in a steamer. If using small fillets (e.g. river cobbler) you can leave them whole. If using monkfish tail then cut it into medallions first.
- Spread garlic and ginger puree over the fish. We go for a thin covering across the upper surface of the fish but you can add more or less to taste. I find it works best if you have approximately equal quantities of ginger and garlic but there are no rules.
- Steam your fish until cooked to your liking (in our cheap steamer this takes 7 or 8 minutes).
- Whilst the fish is steaming mix the soy sauce and toasted sesame oil together and very gently heat.
- Once cooked place your rice on the serving plates and place the fish next to the rice.
- Give the soy sauce / toasted sesame oil mix a shake or stir so that it is mixed and spoon over the fish and rice.
- Sprinkle the sliced Spring onions / scallions over and you are done.
- Enjoy a beautiful, simple, healthy meal.
I am sure this will become a go-to meal. It is for us. We absolutely love it.
Suggestions for modifying this meal
- Make it mega healthy by replacing rice with cauliflower “rice”. Just blitz some cauliflower and lightly toast / roast it. This will reduce calories a lot and it is extra veg in your diet.
- Reduce calories by reducing the amount of soy sauce / toasted sesame oil mix. You do need some for flavour though. Personally I think the oil adds a beautiful depth of flavour but you could save 60 calories by just using the soy sauce.
- Try it with your favourite fish.
This is the Vietnamese river cobbler that we use…yum
Thanks for reading😃