We were too eager to eat and we forgot to take photos! Gosh…..
Menu today is
1) Stir Fry Celery
2) Steamed Tilapia with Soy Sauce
3) Watercress Soup
I am a lousy food/cook blogger. More eager to eat than take photos.
This is the recipe I followed with slight modification.
1 large tilapia, about 800 g. (Mine is about 300g. Cost me $3.70, 79 cents per 100g)
1 Tbsp. of julienned ginger (aside from the flavor, ginger gets rid of the fishy smell) (I used 2 out of 4 pieces of ginger I bought, I was afraid of fishy smell. Love ginger)
plenty of crushed garlic (Only 2 cloves of garlic)
3 to 4 tbsp. light soy sauce (3 tablespoon for sauce, 1 tablespoon for rubbing on fish)
1 tbsp. citus juice (calamansi, lemon or lime) (I bought Lemon Pepper Seasoning instead)
freshly cracked black pepper (Not a big fan of black pepper)
1 tbsp. of sesame oil (Yup, for sauce only)
finely sliced onion leaves for garnish (Chinese parsley instead)
I made separate sauce.
dashes of sesame oil
3 tablespoon light soya sauce
tiny bit of water to melt 1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon approx of fish sauce
- Boil plenty of water in a steamer.
- Slash (score) the fish (see tips).
- Stuff the cavity with half of the garlic and ginger,
and some pepper.
- Rub half of the soy sauce and
citus juicelemon pepper seasoning all over and inside (the cavity from where the intestines have been removed) the fish.
- Lay the fish on a
heatproofmetal dish. Pour the separately made sauce and citrus juice over and around it. Sprinkle the remaining garlic and ginger. Crack more black pepper over it.
- Steam over briskly boiling water for about 20 minutes.
- Garnish with Chinese Parsley.