A marvelous and easy to make Thai steamed fish, that is sour, spicy, and well balanced in taste, that really portrays the contrast and excitement of flavors in Thai food.



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Sea Bass

1 whole (1 kg)

Lemon Grass

5 stalks
Chicken stock

4 cups

Red Thai Chili

As required
Lemon juice

3 tbsp

Palm sugar/Brown sugar

2 tbsp
Sprigs of coriander


Jasmine Rice/Sticky rice

2 cups


Method of Preparation: 

  1. Make sure your fish is scaled and gutted, and then score the fish with 3 diagonal incisions on each side of the fish.
  2. Cut off the top halves of the lemongrass, bruise, and stuff the lemongrass into the cavity of the fish.
  3. Steam the fish over high boiling water for about 10 - 15 minutes depending on the size of your fish.
  4. In a saucepan, heat the chicken stock until it comes to a boil, and then toss in the sugar, reduce heat, and boil until the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  5. Chop chilies, galangal, lemongrass, and mix into the chicken stock soup, along with fish sauce and lime juice. Stir gently and then taste test. Make sure it's sour and balanced with a hint of sweetness.
  6. When the fish is fully steamed, transfer it to a serving platter (with edges to keep in the soup), place the fish on the platter. Gently scoop on all the sauce over the fish, pouring on the top of the fish, and add coriander.
  7. Serve it with steamed rice.


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