Solely using salt to cook with food never disappoints us as it’s the most straightforward way to highlight the umami of the ingredients. More importantly, it can never fail as the steps are very simple. We previously use the method of salt baking to make very delicious Salt Baked Crabs.
This time we bought a Yellowfin Seabream from wet market to make Salt Baked Fish. Let’s check out how we did it!
簡易鹽焗魚 Easy Salt Baked Fish
Yellowfin Seabream is fatty and by grilling/ salt baking the umami can be well brought out
Ingredients are simply a fish and a bag of coarse salt. It’s a very easy dish to make in terms of ingredients and steps.
Make sure the hawker does not peel the scales as it’s a must to keep the scales to make salt baked fish
Rinse the fish thoroughly
Wipe dry it
Get the salt ready. Pour a little amount of water in
Briefly mix the salt. This is to give the salt stickiness to better adhere on the fish
Put some salt on the baking tray. The amount should be enough to let the fish place on it
This is the Monacook ceramic pan set that we were using. Now available in our shop!
Place the fish on the salt. Make sure the cut belly side faces downward to get rid of the salt entering the inside of the fish
And then cover the fish with the rest of the salt
Now we can bake the fish
Preheat the oven to 200℃ and then put the fish in to bake for 20 mins
After baking the salt will form a crust. We will need to knock it into pieces
Beautiful! We can actually serve it now
But we wanted to create a crisp on the skin so we torched it for awhile
But turned out the flame was too strong we charred the skin ;(
But the meat was succulent
Mouthful of juicy fish meat!
The skin is also eatable. Very crunchy
We went to an all-you-can-eat seafood grilling restaurant earlier and made this salt grilled yellowfin seabream. It’s also very delicious!
Speaking of fish, we have to mention the method of waterless steaming!
We love steaming fish. This simple steamed threadfin fish is enough for us to have a happy meal