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Steamed Fish With Spicy Mint Sauce

Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 teaspoon 5mlPeanut oil
1   Red snapper - (2-1/2-pound)
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced fresh lemon grass
5   Peeled gingerroot
4   Lime slices
1/3 cup 48g / 1.7ozChopped fresh mint
1/3 cup 78mlFresh lime juice
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped shallot
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped fresh green chile
1 tablespoon 15mlFish sauce
1   Garlic clove - minced
  Fresh mint sprigs - (optional)

Recipe Instructions

Brush peanut oil over both sides of fish. Stuff lemon grass, gingerroot, and lime slices into fish cavity.

Add water to fish poacher or large, shallow roasting pan to a depth of 1 inch.

Place steaming rack in pan; place pan over 2 burners, and bring water to a boil. Arrange fish on rack; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove fish to a serving platter.

Combine mint and next 5 ingredients in a bowl, and stir well.

Cooking Light, Jan/Feb 1995, page 74


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