Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Steamed Patin Fish (Catfish, Pangasious) with Special Soya Sauce Recipe

Patin fish is popular among most diners in restaurants but not many people would buy it fresh from the market to cook. There are many negative publications against this type of catfish (patin). Actually all species of catfish would eat virtually anything. Temerloh in Pahang is famous for it’s’ patin fish minus the mud smell which is common among freshwater fish that is caught in the wild. Patin fish have very fine flesh and full of fish oil. It is actually a very tasty fish. I bought this nice table size patin from the market and decided to steam it with light soya sauce. This recipe is similar to the brown sugar steamed fish recipe that I published recently.

Ingredients
Patin fish, 1 table size
Ginger, 2”x1”. Cut into strips
Garlic, 5 pcs, chopped finely
Light Soya sauce, 5 tablespoons
Sesame oil. ½ teaspoon
Vegetable oil
Parsley for garnishing
Sugar, 1 teaspoon

Put fish in steaming dish and add a few slices of ginger. Steam the patin fish under high heat for 25 minutes. You can prepare the sauce while the fish is in the steamer. Pour 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in to the frying pan. Sauté ginger and garlic until fragrant. Add light soya sauce, sesame seed oil and sugar. Add some water if the mixture is too salty. Pour the sauce on the steamed fish. Garnish with parsley and serve while steamed patin is still hot.

13 comments:

Small Kucing said...

used to buy from Termeloh also...like RM7/kg then naik harga and naik lagi till now is like RM14/kg. Now dont buy anymore. If wanna buy, I get from pasar Tani at KT. Similar price oso

Hayley said...

Generally I like all kinda steamed fishes, fish is a good source of protein and not really fattening, hehehe :D

Yvonne said...

I quite like catfish, despite its smell. Yeah, the flesh texture is fine but my family doesn't favour it much...too bad

Christine said...

looks so good I thought you got it from a restaurant.

wenn said...

fresh n tasty!

suituapui said...

Don't like patin...sometimes too fat and got smell. People like to cook soup with salted veg. Patin is catfish kah? Didn't know that.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Look so yummy yummy...

trafsilo said...

ikan patin i like it.. patin fish a lot in my village...

lena said...

i do eat this often once in a while at restaurants, sometimes they do have that kind of muddy taste but i think the way you cook and garnish that already beyond restaurant standard. The more often river type of fish that i eat are normally red tilapia and 'pak so koong'..

Wai Kitt said...

I like steam fish, but not this Patin. Don't know just scare the mud smell only.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I can get fresh swimming Sungai Perak Patin here every Saturday morning at the Pasar Tani.
If the fish is reared in ponds then it'll have mud smell, due to the presense of a microorganism in the pond that is digested in their guts, but if it'll still swimming, just bring it home and rear it for a few days and the smell will be gone when everything is excreted.
Fast moving river fishes shouldn't have any muddy smell in them.

And then I wouldn't want to consume freshwater fish's oil. It's not loaded with omega whatever, but could be tainted with DDT, fertilizers, hormones and whatever agricultural waste that flows into the waterways.

Alice Law said...

Steamed fish always my favourite over those fried one! Thanks for sharing!

Jeannie said...

I seldom eat steamed fish 'cos not my favorite:P

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