Sunday, 27 July 2008

Baked Creamy Snapper

Hi!!! Don't worry. This week Menu is no longer on Chicken anymore :p We will have Baked Creamy Snapper fillet for our Quick and Easy meal dinner. This initial idea came from Tona (Baby Kimi's blog) who tried a similar dish for her Baby Kimi. I was so excited to explore more on this dish that I went all the way to Cold Storage to find this Snapper Fillet which is boneless and skin free.


Likewise to make it a more complete One-Dish meal, I had added a side dish to go with it. For this round I will prefer something light but spicy to go with the cheesy taste so I'll choose this Stir-fry Spicy Broccoli With Walnuts. I have added in tomato, garlic, chopped chilli and lightly toasted walnuts. And as what my mum had comments, this is really a Quick and Easy dish that is full of nutrition and most important easy to prepare within 30 minutes.

As usual, my dish is always full of vibrant colours in order to attract my little fussy eater (Reyon darling). I baked the snapper with an extra layer of Mozzarella Cheese and Frozen Corn Kernel for the topping. And the adding of the corn kernel really goes well with that cheesy taste. I have also season the fillet with some lemon rinds in order to cover the fishy smell and at the sametime add that special extra fragrant on the baked fillet. Posted by Picasa

Ingredients: (serves 2)
1 Snapper Fillet (around 350g - 400g)
1 Grated Lemon Rind
1 1/2 Tablespoon of Japanese Mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons of Frozen Corn Kernel
5 Tablespoons of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 Teaspoon of Dried Parsley, optional

Methods:
1. Rinse and pat dry the snapper fillet and arrange them in a baking dish. (if the fillet is too thick or long, you can cut it into half like what i had before placing in the baking dish)
2. Next lightly season the fillet with some black pepper, pinch of salt and the grated lemon rind.
3. Spread a thin layer of Japanese Mayonnaise on top of the fillet.(reversed the reminder for later use)
4. Put in the oven toaster and baked for 5 minutes until almost half cook through.(it might take 2 or 3 minutes longer if the fillet is too thick)
5. Remove the baking dish from the oven, spread the remaining mayonnaise on top of the fillet again, roughly top with half of the shredded cheese and all the corn kernel.
6. Put it back into the oven toaster and baked for 1 minute then top with the rest of the shredded cheese. (you can add extra cheese if you prefer more cheesy taste).
7. Bake for another 5 - 7 minutes until the fish is cooked through and the cheese is almost golden brown in colour.
8. Remove from the oven and place the fillet on the serving plate and sprinkle it with some dried parsley and pepper if you prefer.
9. Serve together with the Stir-fry Spicy Broccoli or extra steam rice if you prefer.

Notes:
a) You can replace snapper with salmon fillet.
b) You can replace Mozzarella Cheese with any shredded cheese of your choice.
c) If you do not have any Japanese Mayonnaise cream, you can replace it with Kraft brand mayonnaise.


Stir-fry Spicy Broccoli:
6-8 Small florets of Broccoli
2 Cloves of Garlics, thinly slices
1 Small Chilli, seeded and thinly slices
6 Walnuts

Methods:
1. Trim the broccoli and soak in lightly salted water for about 5 minutes, rinse and drain well.
2. Preheat a small saucepan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and saute the garlic and walnuts until fragrant then add in the chillies slices.
3. Next add in the broccoli and stir-fry for 10 seconds then drizzle some cooking wine and continue to stir-fry for another minute or so until down.
4. Dish up and set aside on the plate while baking the fillet.

3 comments:

  1. Wow! I think this works for me even though I'm no longer a kid! I shall try this dish when the weather is not so hot anymore! Hahahah...

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  2. Yo...stardust,

    You should try this... the Lemon rind really cover the fish well and it leave a great refreshing aroma when eating the fish.

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