Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Steamed Cod Fish


Remember my previous experience on Pan-Fried Cod Fish? I bought the cod fish fillets from a supermarket. It wasn't frozened. The imported cod fish and salmon fish were sold just like local fish, on ice cubes. It looked fresh but tasted weird after cooked. That was a bad experience few months ago. Since then, I have no guts to buy cod fish. I'll dine out for cod fish instead. But, the price per piece of steamed fish fillet is more than MYR35. The price is doubled or tripled the price of a piece of frozen raw cod fish. 

One day, after getting my green light, hubby brought back few item of imported frozen seafood. That included a packet of frozen cod fish fillet, scallop and cat fish with a total price of MYR44. Reasonable price? I guess it is. In order to test whether the fish is fresh or not, steaming is the best method. I just proceed to steam the fish. With just the simple cooking method, the cod fish tastes fabulous! I gain confidence on frozen cod fish now. We can savor cod fish dish at home with lower cost from now on. :P

The cod fish is fresh, no fishy smell and velvety smooth.

Steamed Cod Fish
Ingredients:

1 piece of cod fish fillet, washed with salt and water
6 slices of ginger
3cm cube of ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips
cooking oil

Sauce:
1& 1/2 tspof light soy sauce
1/2 tsp of sesame seed oil
1 tsp of fried garlic

Steps:

1. Pat dry the fish fillet and put on a heat-proof plate. Arrange ginger slices on top on it. Steam over high heat for 12 minutes.
2. Heat some oil in a wok. Fry the ginger strips till crispy. Set aside.
3. Mix all the ingredient to form the sauce. Set aside.
4. When the fish is done, discard the excess liquid. Pour the sauce over the fish and garnish with fried ginger. Serve hot with rice.

31 comments:

FOODnTRAVELla said...

Best eat with a plate of plain white rice or congee!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I always buy my cod at Jusco, so far, no problems. Always taste fresh to me :)
My hubby loves cod to bits but it's so so so expensive compared to other fishes.

Because cod isn't fishy, I rarely use ginger with it, but just plain old fried garlic oil to bring out the best flavour of cod.

Yummy Koh said...

I like steamed cod fish ... I shall try this out one day.

petite nyonya said...

i love cod fish & this simple method is the best way to cook it. but yes, cod fish so expensive!

noobcook said...

loved the generous fried ginger garnishing. yumz!

Joanne said...

I occasionally buy frozen fish because it's often just as tasty if not FRESHER than fresh fish! This looks like such a tasty healthy way to prepare it!

daphne said...

indeed it is expensive! I love cod- so much omega 3 and tasty! Good test in the freshness =)

Anncoo said...

I love cod fish too, either steamed or pan fried. The price of the cod fish here is between S$36-42/kg..so..so expensive!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

You know what, I've yet to buy cod fish to make dishes ... Only salmon, if you were to talk about imported fish. Seems a bit pricey to me ... I do know cod fish tastes superb! I'll try it when I have 發了多一點財 ... LOL!

The way you prepared this fish over here is one of my fave ways to savor fish. Healthy and yet the tasty factor isn't compromised.

Little Inbox said...

FOODnTRAVELla, yes. I serve it with rice. :)

Wendy, previously I bought it from Jusco, the one not frozened. It had a kind of smell that made me wanna vomit.
By the way, the fried crispy ginger enhance the taste. :)

Yummy Koh, ok, give it a try!

noobcook, usually i use raw ginger strips together with the fish for the steaming. This is the first time I use fried ginger for garnishing. I would say I prefer my fish in this way. :)

petite nyonya, hmm...once a while still affordable, hehe...

Little Inbox said...

Joanne, I can only savor the cod fish once a while, cuz it's too expensive.

daphne, haha, the test is important so that I know the source is reliable. :)

Anncoo, that's why not able to savor all the time lor. :(

Pei-Lin, nice chating with you this morning, though it was a short conversation. No need to wait till發財 la, hehe...Occasionally can kua?

yd said...

Simple yet it tastes so good. Love the ginger!

Little Inbox said...

hi yd, thanks for dropping by. :)

jason said...

Looks very good and simple to prepare.

pigpigscorner said...

The best way to enjoy cod! yumy!

Stella said...

Hey Little Inbox! Glad you had a better experience this time. Nothing can turn one off to a food like a weird smell or taste, especially with fish;) Your second attempt here looks delicious. I usually love cod...
p.s. my bread was wonderful even without eggs. I don't think anyone would notice their absence.

tigerfish said...

I bought a pack of frozen cod fillet last week but have not used it yet. Your frozen cod fish came skin-on!? I like that.

Love those crispy ginger on top the fish, definitely :)

Little Inbox said...

jason, yes, it's a simple but fulfilling dish.

pigpigscorner, yes, steaming is the best way. :)

Stella, if you don't tell, it looks exactly the normal type of cake. No one knows it is egg-less, hehe...

tigerfish, yes, it's skin-on.

Belly Good Cooking said...

Your steamed cod fish looks yummy. A very healthy way of cooking. Will try this recipe soon :)

TasteHongKong said...

You have made a simple dish look great. I also love to serve steamed fishes with rice.

MaryMoh said...

What a big piece of steamed cod....yum. I love cod, too. I always pan fry or bake it . Must try to steam it next time.

Mei Teng said...

The fish looked yummy and juicy.

babe_kl said...

Actually the frozen food shop I used to go told us that all cod fish are shipped in frozen. There is no way it's fresh. Most likely the supermart just defrost and sells them which is a no no. The quality deteriorate quicker this way. Hence, it's always advisable to buy frozen cod. Hope this helps.

Little Inbox said...

Belly Good Cooking, thanks and feel free to give it a try.

TasteHongKong, I see. Most Chinese serve steamed fish with rice. :)

MaryMoh, steaming is a good cooking method for cod fish.

Mei Teng, that's because the fish is fresh. :)

babe_kl. once defrost, it must be cooked immediately hor, otherwise the quality will be deteriorated.

mycookinghut said...

Yummy looking dish!

My Little Space said...

Gosh, what an expensive and delicious dish! yUmm... Thanks! Hope you're having a fabulous day.
Kristy

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

love steamed cod fish! used to have fresh cod fish while living in california since a coworker loved ocean fishing!

yours look yummy!!

Little Inbox said...

mycookinghut, thanks.

Kristy, thanks and you too, have a nice day!

Jen, I see. Lucky you!

Anonymous said...

Cod fish is not any cheaper here in New York. Got Wild Alaskan frozen cod for RM47.24/kg. The fish is fresh

joycezzz said...

Hooray! I'll be trying this tonight... ^^

justina said...

i'm surprised to learn that we need to discard excess liquid after steaming fish. do you do that with all types of fish when you steam? or just cod? what's the reason? thanks

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