Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Steamed Silver Pomfret with Salted Vegetable and Plum (Scientific name Pampus Argenteus, Bawal Putih, Tau Tay) Recipe

Pomfret is a prized fish by local fishermen because locally caught pomfret fetch a good price. I am wary of buying imported pomfret (bawal putih) because they a normally laced with preservatives. Pomfret is one of the easiest fish to cook and it defrost easily due to its’ slim body. Steaming the fish is the fastest way to cook it; therefore this is one of my favourite fish in my list whenever I go to the market.

Ingredients
Pomfret, 3 to 4 fishes, cleaned
Garlic, 3 pcs, chopped finely
Ginger, 4 to 5 slices, cut into strips if you like
Preserved plum, 2 pcs, crushed
Ham Choy (Preserved salted vegetable), 2 leaves, cut into strips
Tomato, 1 pc, cut into four
Salt to taste, (Note I did not add salt because salted vegetable and preserved plum is already salty)

Arrange all the ingredients in the steaming tray. Steam in high heat for 25 minutes and serve with white rice!

9 comments:

wenn said...

my children like steam fish but my mum likes to fry fish..

Christine said...

this looks good.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

This is one of my favourite... I like to buy very fresh fish and steam it , healthy and delicious , thanks for sharing !

mNhL said...

For steam fish, this is the best way. I love the gravy....salty and sour......aiyo...u making me hungry!

suituapui said...

I usually buy the big ones but they're SO expensive RM20-30 a kg... Can't afford to eat all the time. The small ones, not so much flesh... I usually fry till crispy and just eat - including the bones! LOL!!!

Pete said...

Wenn : Mmmm, my mum is the opposite! LOL!

Christine : Simple and easy to cook!

AFTH : Fresh fish would taste very sweet!

mNhL : Ya, I love the gravy too...sour...now drooling when think of it!

STP : RM20 a kilo, very expensive leh..., Wah, eat with all the crispy bones, good source of Calcium!

cleffairy said...

I don't like steam fish. Never try eating any, cuz they stink... LOL... I only take the fried ones... so nice, crispy, crunchy and JUICY! LMAO...

Pete said...

Cleff : Agree steamed fish have strong fishy smell. I prefer fried ones too! Bawal putih fishy smell lagi 'strong' leh...LOL!

Ayie said...

my dad loves that fish and i will also agree that it's a tasty fish. I think the way you cooked it we call it "pangat or pinangat" back home

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