Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Teochew-Style Steamed Cod

Teochew-Style Steamed Pomfret is something I often eat at home when I was young. I'm a Teochew, by the way. ;)

My husband has high cholesterol hence I try not to use Pomfret in my cooking. Since the kids love Cod a lot, I usually use Cod. This way, everyone will get to enjoy it and I don't have to prepare different dishes for different people, which is what I usually do.

I would love to use Pomfret here as the meat is fine and soft. If you do you have any restriction, go ahead to use Pomfret for the recipe.

  • 2 slice Cod
  • 1 Tomato or 8 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced thickly
  • 8 stalk Spring Onion, whites part only, cut into smaller sections
  • 2 slice Ginger
  • 1 leaf Salted Vegetable, about 2 tablespoon full when diced
  • A handful Shimeji Mushroom
  • 1 Salted Plum, pitted and cut into 4 pieces if sharing.
  • 1 teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • 100ml Water
  • Some Wolfberries (optional)

How to do it:
  1. Divide all ingredients into 2 portions.
  2. Place individual portion separately in 2 plates.
  3. Steam for 7 to 9 minutes depending on the size of the cod used.
  4. Serve immediately.

  • Shimeji mushroom can be replaced with the Fresh Shitake Mushroom or traditionally used dried mushroom.
  • If using dried mushroom, rehydrate 1 to 2 mushroom before using.

1 comment:

  1. Looks so simple but delicious! I think my kids will love it. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!