Teochew Steamed White Pomfret

Fish
Mains
Sides/Snacks

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

Hey everyone, we have ourselves a classic dish to start the Lunar New Year!
Steaming White Pomfret is a popular Teochew cooking method as there is a lot of importance placed on the freshness of the ingredients. This method allows you to taste the naturally fresh sweetness of the pomfret when it’s cooked, which is something fish lovers will enjoy!
We choose to stuff the pomfret with ginger slices, while adding salted plums & vegetables together with mushroom strips to pair with the fish. It’s critically important to NOT steam the fish any more than 10 minutes – Overcooking it will end up with your dish losing it’s sweetness, so pay attention to the timing.
Otherwise, this is a fantastic and simple recipe to cook for dinners with the family. Give this recipe a go and enjoy the succulent sweetness of white pomfret!
Get you white pomfret from our friends at dishthefish.com.sg for this CNY!

Ingredients

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US / Metric
0.00
white pomfret fish
0.00
white pomfret fish
0.00
g
g
sliced ginger
0.00
g
g
sliced ginger
0.00
g
g
ginger strands
0.00
g
g
ginger strands
0.00
chinese mushrooms (cut into strips)
0.00
chinese mushrooms (cut into strips)
0.00
g
g
sour/salted vegetables (cut into strips)
0.00
g
g
sour/salted vegetables (cut into strips)
0.00
salted plums
0.00
salted plums
0.00
tomatoes (quartered)
0.00
tomatoes (quartered)
salt to taste
salt to taste
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
chinese rice wine
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
chinese rice wine
0.00
ml
ml
water (optional)
0.00
ml
ml
water (optional)
0.00
g
g
spring onions strands
0.00
g
g
spring onions strands
0.00
g
g
fresh coriander
0.00
g
g
fresh coriander

Steps

1

Cut 20g of ginger into slices
Cut 20g of ginger into slices
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2

and 10g of ginger into strands
and 10g of ginger into strands
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3

Cut 3 soaked chinese mushrooms
Cut 3 soaked chinese mushrooms
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4

and 50g sour vegetables into strips
and 50g sour vegetables into strips
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5

Quarter 2 tomatoes
Quarter 2 tomatoes
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6

Cut two slits in the white pomfret right till the bone at an angle on both sides
Cut two slits in the white pomfret right till the bone at an angle on both sides
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7

Season with salt to taste
Season with salt to taste
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8

Add half of the ginger slices into the cavity
Add half of the ginger slices into the cavity
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9

On a steaming tray add half the sour vegetables,
On a steaming tray add half the sour vegetables,
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10

half the mushroom strips
half the mushroom strips
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11

and the remaining ginger slices
and the remaining ginger slices
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12

Add the white pomfret on top
Add the white pomfret on top
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13

Add 4 salted plums
Add 4 salted plums
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14

Lay the tomatoes around the pomfret
Lay the tomatoes around the pomfret
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15

Add 1 tbsp light soy sauce
Add 1 tbsp light soy sauce
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16

and 1 tbsp chinese rice wine
and 1 tbsp chinese rice wine
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17

Add the remaining sour vegetables,
Add the remaining sour vegetables,
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18

mushroom strips
mushroom strips
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19

and ginger strands on top
and ginger strands on top
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20

Add 50 ml of water (optional)
Add 50 ml of water (optional)
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21

Steam in high heat for 8-10 mins (depending on the size of the fish)
Steam in high heat for 8-10 mins (depending on the size of the fish)
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22

Cut spring onions into strands
Cut spring onions into strands
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23

Garnish with spring onions and fresh coriander
Garnish with spring onions and fresh coriander
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