Steamed Fish with Lemongrass

Monday, January 17, 2011


1 whole fish
4 stalks lemon grass, cut and bruised

2 bulbs garlic, chopped
5 chili padi, sliced
3 tbsp Thai fish sauce
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp sugar


  1. Scaled, gutted and cleaned fish. Score fish with 2 diagonal cuts each side.
  2. Mix fish sauce, sugar and lime juice. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add chili and garlic to the sauce. Let stand for at least 30 minutes before use to allow the flavors to blend.
  3. Placed cleaned fish on steaming tray and steamed for 5 minutes.
  4. Throw away excess fish water from the first steaming.
  5. Stuff some bruised lemongrass on the fish. Layer the rest of the lemongrass on top of the fish.
  6. Pour the sauce mixture onto the fish. Steamed over medium to high heat for 15-20 minutes till the fish is cooked. Serve hot.


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