Pla Neung Manao | Steam Sea Bass with Garlic & Lime
This is a recipe that I have always wanted to try out and make at home, and today, somehow, I felt the inspiration to do it. So naturally I needed a good recipe that I could follow and try out on my own. Sometimes not everything that you read online is true or makes sense in your own kitchen, but this lady from YouTube “Hot Thai Kitchen” (she’s not that hot) makes a really great Thai style Steam Sea Bass with Garlic and Lime.
I adapted her recipe to the exact measurements, and my wife thinks that it is the best steam fish I have ever prepared and presented. My presentation of steam fish is usually a garbled mesh of ingredients. I only focus on taste, and score very low on presentation.
Here’s the YouTube video to inspire you servant-less cooks to greater heights.
1 whole sea bass 500 grams
3 Tbsp chopped garlic
4 pc Chilli Padi *sliced small*
3 Tbsp Thai Fish Sauce
2 Tbsp Palm Sugar syrup
1/4 cup Lime juice
1 stalk Lemongrass
1/4 cup of Chinese Parsley
1. Put garlic, chilli, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar syrup in a bowl and mix.
2. Score the sea bass at its thickest side to allow for even cooking. Stuff the belly of the fish with lemongrass.
3. Steam for 10 minutes over boiling water with lid covered.
4. Once done, mix parsley into sauce and pour the sauce over the fish.
5. Serve with steamed rice.
Bon Appetit !