Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Red Snapper In Ginger and Vinegar Soup Recipe

Yup, I made up the name for this dish. I dont want to fry it and make sweet and sour fish as I would usually do. Neither have I made this dish before but somehow I had the taste in my mind. Although I have the rice vinegar, I decided to use the juice from the sweet bread and butter pickle and I am happy with the result. So did my friend J who called saying that she was coming for lunch. ;)

Red Snapper In Ginger and Vinegar Soup
Serves 2-3

1 red snapper, cleaned, cut into 2 pieces
3 in ginger, thinly sliced
3 garlic, pound or finely minced
1 lemongrass
1 tomato, cut into 6 wedges
1 red chili, sliced
4-5 tbsp sweet bread and butter pickle juice
1 cup water
salt and sugar
4 tbsp cooking oil

1. In a wok or deep pan, heat the oil and saute ginger and garlic.

2. Add in water, lemongrass, pickle juice, salt and sugar. Turn the heat to high. Stir. Let it boil and taste.

3. Slowly add in the fish and tomato, cover and reduce the heat to medium. About 1-2min.

4. Uncover, flip the fish and cover again for another 1 min.

5. Add the sliced chili into the soup, stir a little bit and turn off the heat.

Just like other typical asian dishes, this is to be enjoyed with warm white rice. Just add a few spoon of the soup on your rice and eat the fish together with the rice. You can also add some light or sweet soy sauce.


[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Oooh, this reminds me of fish poached in vinegar of my childhood. In fact, I just had my first-ever fish poached in vinegar in over 10 years last night! We probably won't be posting it since it didn't look very good, unlike this. So pretty.

tigerfish said...

I like the addition of lemongrass in steam fish. It's like chinese steamed fish but with a hint of Thai.

noobcook said...

I like the broth u cook the fish in ... good to the last drop! ;)

kittie said...

This looks seriously good, lovely broth

Ms eNVy said...

Sedapnye!!! menyesal I tak dapat drop by @ ur place .. I know for sure I get to eat good food! .. well maybe next time! .. anyways the dish looks good .. now I just have to find fresh red snapper .. hehehe ..

Salt N Turmeric said...

Eatingclub, thank u for visiting. It is pretty hard to take pictures when fish is involved isnt it? lol.

Tigerfish, crossbred malay/chinese/thai i supposed. lol.

Noobcook, it was good to the last drop. ;)

Kittie, thanks for visiting. ;)

Envy, takpe. next time ada rezeki bolehlah u datang rumah.

Dianne said...

wah kepala ikan paling best di dunia lol
kamek pun suka lah!

Jun said...

hmm, farina..nampk sedap ni...x d bread n butter pickle juice tu..nk substitute ngan ape ek?

Salt N Turmeric said...

Jun, guna vinegar biasa pun boleh tapi kena letak lebih gula. kalau tak pun guna aje juice dari apa2 jeruk yg senang jumpa kat kedai. ;)