Recently it just always popped us in my mind the scenes of steamed fish. Taking the chance of being alone at home on this day, I bought a tiger group and planned to cook it in 3 ways.
The 3 ways included waterless steamed fish, stir-fried grouper with broccoli and fish head miso soup. In this article we will first share our way to make waterless steamed fish.
無水蒸魚 Waterless Steamed Fish
Waterless steamed fish is literally the best way we could think of to cook a fish
Tiger grouper isn’t a rare kind of fish but it’s quite pricy. Because of that we seldom bought it. Let’s see if it’s good!
We regarded this as a cookery homework so we just asked the staff to kill the fish and descale it
The fish was of about 600-800g. A nicely looking fresh fish!
The Luffa was for going with waterless steaming and the broccoli was for the dinner
To process the fish, the first step is to remove its gill
Cut all collective tissue around the gill with a pair of scissors and it’s fairly easy to take the gill out
Cut and open the belly with scissors. Look how fat it is!
Take out all the organs. Find out the liver and stomach which are also good to eat
Wash the fish thoroughly and make sure there’s no blood on it
Chop the tail part for lunch. Slice the luffa
Put the luffa in the bottom and place the group on top of it
Similar to steaming, it’s the timing that’s the most important when it comes to waterless steaming. But unlike conventional steaming, there are more techniques to note in waterless steaming.
We first applied medium heat to create steam. It took around 4 mins
Then we switched to low heat for 4 mins to keep the temperature inside the pot to cook the fish
Lastly we switch off fire and let it rest for 3 mins to create a tenderer texture for the fish
Of course the size of the fish directly determines how long it should be cooked. This requires experience. If you are interested in waterless steaming you may take a look at our previous sharing
Prepare scallion slices and soy sauce
After resting, add scallion and pour boiling oil
Then add soy sauce and it’s done!
豉油蒸魚點可以唔配飯食？有關今次既鑄鐵鍋炊飯可以睇返我地之前既食譜，鑄鐵鍋炊飯係so far食過最好既煮飯方法，好味過用電飯煲/ 蒸飯
Steamed fish must come with plain rich. Regarding the cast iron pot rice you may refer to our previous recipe. Using a cast iron pot to cook rice is by far the most delicious way of cooking rice we have tried. Better than making it by a rice cooker/ steamer
The perfect dish for lunch!
Apart from the traditional Chinese soy sauce flavour, you may also try a new flavour
This soup is the savior of winter