I love Thai food, and recently came across a recipe for Thai-style steamed fish. So of course I took it and made it my own based on what I had in the house. I had just brought home some fresh pak choi (an Asian vegetable like cabbage?) from the farm I'm working on. I also had one more tilapia fillet in my freezer, and a lemon in my fridge. So...
1 tilapia fillet
4 small bunches pak choi, rinsed and roots cut off
1/2 lemon + juice
Thai red chili spices
First, roll up the sides of the aluminum foil a bit so the oil doesn't run out. Pour about 2 tbsp oil in, add a bit of spices. Put the tilapia on top, and another sprinkle of spice. Then squeeze half the lemon juice, and add a slice or 2 for good measure. Arrange the pak choi around the fish, sprinkle garlic and sea salt over it all.
Roll up the sides and seal the top, leaving space for steam to circulate. Put in the top part of a steamer.
Let this cook for about 20 minutes, or until the greens are wilted and the fish is white and flakes with a fork.
The greens have a tangy bitterness from the lemon juice, and the fish's natural flavors complement the bite of the red Thai chili spices. It smells lovely, and tastes fantastic! Plus it is only 400 calories!
- Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 403.4
- Total Fat: 30.6 g
- Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
- Sodium: 2,553.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 13.9 g
- Dietary Fiber: 6.6 g
- Protein: 26.4 g
Labels: ethnic, farm fresh, fish, healthy, lemon, one-pan, pak choi, steaming