LIME AND CHILLI ROASTED SNAPPER
Last two weeks due to long weekend holidays (Hari Raya and Singapore National Day) plus I was busying with some bakes (durian hokkaido chiffon and durian butter cakes), I decided to make good use of the oven since it had already being warm up after the bakes. So instead of using the usual steaming method to prepare the fish, what I did was, place the prepared fish into the oven and baked till it was cooked. Surprisingly the baked fish taste so juicy and yummy just like using steaming method too.
(Serves: 2 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 20 minutes)
- *1 Whole Snapper (800g - 1kg), clean
- 5g Fresh Ginger, sliced thinly
- 2 Cloves Garlic, sliced thinly
- 4 - 6 fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves, shredded
- 2 Stalks Lemongrass, lightly pound and cut into sections
- 8 Cherry Tomato, halves
- *1 Long Red Chilli, sliced thinly
- 1/2 Cup loosely packed Coriander Leaves
- Some Peanut / Cooking Oil
Lime And Chilli Dressing
- 2 Tablespoons Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce
- 1.5 Tablespoons Thai Fish Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Peanut Oil
* Instead use 2 x 500g Plate Size Snapper
* For spicy version use 2 bird eye chillies instead
1. Preheat oven to 220°C (Degrees Celsius) and layer baking tray with foil and baking paper.
2. Rinse the fish thoroughly and pat dry with kitchen paper towel. Stuff a mixture of ginger, garlic, lime leave, lemongrass and chilli in the fish cavity.
4. Roast, uncovered for 15 - 20 minutes or until cooked through. Meanwhile, prepare lime and chilli dressing by mixing the ingredients together.
5. When the fish is done, drizzle dressing over it, sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice.
Have a great Monday everyone!!!!
This is a fantastic idea, Ellena! I want to try it too.ReplyDelete
Thanks Phong Hong! It's indeed a quick meal for lazy days :pDelete
I am looking at the eyes of the fish (uncook and cook). I must say that judging from the eyes (a part that I savour hee), this fish is very fresh!ReplyDelete
Yoooo FoodieFC! Yes yes. Indeed the fish is very fresh and might be a bit waste to bake rather than baked. But surprisingly it taste really good after bake too :)Delete
you mean steam? =)Delete
I dont think is a waste. Unless u fry then its really a waste
It looks so yummy! I must try this very soon. Do u cover the fish when baking?ReplyDelete
Nope, I didn't. Just let it bake uncovered till done. :)