teochew steamed pomfret | 潮州蒸白鯧魚

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I have always strongly advocated the merits of buying produce from the wet market. In fact, prior to this, I had never bought groceries online.

This changed in the last few months. My workload got much heavier and I simply didn’t have time to go to the market. Instead, I made do with produce from the supermarkets or I’d buy frozen food like chicken parts.

It came to a point when I just was not even inspired to cook any more. I felt that the quality of the food I cooked was just not up to par. It was disappointing.

When I was contacted by Purely Fresh with an offer for sponsorship, I did a bit of research about the company. Imagine my surprise when I learnt that Purely Fresh owns and manages wet markets! It was like an answered prayer for me. I now can enjoy the best of both worlds – not only will I be able to get my hands on fresh produce, it will be delivered to me!

As you can imagine, I was ecstatic! 

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That’s it!

Today I am sharing a recipe for Teochew Steamed Pomfret using a pomfret I bought from Purely Fresh. I love steamed fish but I will only cook this when I am able to buy really fresh fish. I guess it is the Teochew in me.

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Teochew-style steamed fish is simple, requiring very few ingredients. Since the fish is so fresh, there isn’t a need to add tons of flavor to it. AS a result, its natural flavor is allowed to shine.

Here’s how to cook this dish.

On a casserole or heat-proof plate, add spring onion and a few slices of ginger.

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Place the pomfret on this. Stuff a couple of pieces of ginger into the cavity of the fish.

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Scatter the remaining ingredients on and around the fish.

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Drizzle light soy sauce, vegetable oil, sesame oil, water and Shaoxing wine on the fish.

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Steam the fish for about 15 minutes, testing with a knife to see if it is cooked at the end of this time. It should not take more than 20 minutes. (Note: If you are using a wok to steam the fish, make sure that the water is boiling before placing the fish in the wok to steam.)

Serve the fish immediately. With rice, naturally!

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YUM!

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Teochew Steamed Pomfret | 潮州蒸白鯧魚
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Ingredients
  1. 1 medium-sized pomfret (about 300g) or any other white fleshed fish suitable for steaming
  2. 6 plum tomatoes, halved or 2 regular tomatoes, quartered
  3. 10g salted vegetables, rinsed
  4. 3-4 salted plums, rinsed
  5. 6 slices of ginger
  6. 4 stalks spring onion, cut into lengths
  7. 2 bird's eye chilli (or 1 large red chilli) sliced
  8. 4 tablespoons water
  9. 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  10. 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  11. 3 teaspoons light soy sauce
  12. 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
To garnish
  1. 2 slices ginger, julienne
  2. 1 stalk spring onion, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. On a casserole or heat proof plate, add spring onion and a few slices of ginger.
  2. Place the pomfret on this. Stuff a couple of pieces of ginger into the cavity of the fish.
  3. Scatter the remaining ingredients on and around the fish.
  4. Drizzle light soy sauce, vegetable oil, sesame oil, water and Shaoxing wine on the fish.
  5. Steam the fish for about 15 minutes, testing with a knife to see if it is cooked at the end of this time. It should not take more than 20 minutes.
  6. Serve the fish immediately, with rice.
Notes
  1. If you are using a wok to steam the fish, make sure that the water is boiling before placing the fish in the wok to steam.
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DISCLAIMER: While this post was brought to you by Purely Fresh, I am really grateful to know that I can buy such fresh produce in Singapore and have them delivered to me. Purely Fresh is the way to shop for busy moms like myself!




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