Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Steamed Mackerel in Tomato-Lemongrass Sauce

Actually, I don't know if it's really a Mackerel. I know it's not but looks like one so I just called it Mackerel. It's a long, about more than a foot, silvery and finely scaled fish with elongated head. The meat is white but not flaky like tuna. The meat is more like that of a catfish.

As usual, what I cook greatly depends on what I have in the fridge and pantry. I saw some fern, ginger, lemongrass and chilis so I decided to mortar-and-pestle them, added some tomato paste and used the mixture to be the flavoring for my steamed fish.

I laid the fish on a bed of fern and topped it with the mixture and add a little butter. Then I wrapped it in aluminum foil. I was able to make 4 wraps out of the 800grammer fish.

After steaming, I unwrapped it and put the fish in a platter. Dinner is served!

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