Saturday, November 14, 2009
Steamed Cream Dory in Light Soy Sauce and Garlic
Just a short break from the banana festival.
Way back 2000 something with a few good friends (if they can still remember!), we pigged out in the wee hours of the morning in this resto along Wilson St. in San Juan called Hap Chan.
Why did we pig out? :P Don't even ask!
One of the best orders we had was their famous Steamed Fish Fillet (Hong Kong style). After that night, I came back for it in every opportunity.
For the past years, I have been trying to make it at home using lapu lapu or gindara fillet. My dad loves it! He loves fish!
I tried it again this time using Cream Dory, and I think this is best fish by far for me to use in this recipe because of its softness and flakyness. Melts in your mouth!
Here's what you need:
For the steamed fish:
3 cream dory fillets, sliced in serving pieces
a pinch of salt and pepper for rubbing the fish
1 tbps of sliced ginger strips
water for boiling
- rub fillets with salt and pepper, put them in your steamer and place the ginger strips on top and on the sides of the fish and steam for a good 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside
For the light soy:
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 1/2 cups of water (or more if you still find it salty)
1 tsp grated ginger
more or less 4 tsps brown sugar
1 tsp oyster sauce (optional)
about 1/2 tsp of sesame oil to taste
- in a saucepan put all ingredients together, mix well and simmer to a boil.
For the garnish, just prepare:
about 1 bulb of garlic, chopped finely (the more the merrier! i love toasted garlic!)
about 1/2 cup of chopped spring onions
- saute the garlic in cooking oil until golden brown or toasted if you like. Then set aside.
To assemble the dish: put steamed fillets in a serving platter or shallow bowl, pour the sauce and garnish with toasted garlic and chopped spring onions, as seen on the photo and as served in the resto :)
TO my bloggy: Ok, now I am making up for so much lost time with you. I hope you are happy, my dear bloggy! 'Coz I am. *lol*
Have a wonderful Saturday! :)