Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekend Menu #56: Two sides of snow fish

I love fishes.  Most fishes, steamed, stir fried, deep fried, shallow fried and cooked in soup.  They are nutritious and better than eating white meat.

Last week I bought 2 slices of snow fish (xue yu) from the wet market.  Is it called Cod fish in English. RM14.00 for 2 slices. I love snow fishes because the flesh are flaky and sweet.  Decided to cook my snow fish slices in 2 styles; ala pan fried and steamed.

For pan fried, it is very easy.  Just rinse and wipe the fish dry with kitchen towel then rub some sea salt and white pepper on the fish. Leave for 10 minutes before lightly coat with cornflour. Shallow fry in heated oil in pan till brown on both sides.

Love the crispiness of the skin.

Below is the recipe for steamed fish

1 fish fillet
1 stalk spring onion, cut in 3cm length
1/2 tbsp salted plum
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
5 slices of ginger, sliced
1 tomato, sliced into wedges
Salt to taste
2 tbsp water

1. Drizzle light soy sauce and water on the fish and place on deep plate.  Keep in fridge covered for 30 minutes (at least)
2. Scatter the rest of the ingredients on the fish and place onto steamer.
3. Steam on high heat for 10 - 15 minutes (depend on the thickness of the fish).


Somewhere in Singapore said...

I loves cod fish, but over here, it's very expensive...

Azura Chan said...

Is it Bawal in Malay? I love steamed fish, it's healthy. =)

reana claire said...

wow...cod fish is very nice and smooth .. and pricey too!

Ez Vina said...

looks yummy.

Shirley Tay said...

Gosh, I can't believe cod fish is so cheap in M'sia! Send me some, won't you?? Hahaha!

Libby said...

Both pan fried or steam looks good

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Wow. Sedap. I like two fish so far. Tilapia and sultan.

suituapui said...

Expensive, but very nice. I'd rather have this than empurau - so many bones.

trishie said...

My parents cook me this dish everytime I visit them in Singapore! Love them steamed. So fresh and delicate in taste.

mun said...

I prefer the steamed cod.