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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fishy capers

We don't eat as much fish as we should, so last night a piece of barramundi seemed in order. Eschewing the frying option, I went for steaming it on a bed of vegetables, accompanied with noodles.


  • 500g barramundi or firm fish of your choice
  • 2 largish carrots, shaved, grated or finely chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped any way you please
  • good handful of shredded cabbage
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushe
  • sweet soy sauce (about a tablespoon)
  • malt vinegar (ditto)
  • oil for frying
  • small amount of water or stock
  • instant noodles or rice
  • fry onion in a large pan 'till soft
  • add garlic and fry another 2-3 mins
  • add carrot and celery, plus water/stock (I used 1/2 a stock cube)
  • lay fish on top of vegies, add salt & pepper to taste, cover pan and simmer for 10-15 mins, or until fish is just cooked
  • stir in soy sauce, adding more water if necessary
  • cover fish & vegies with cabbage, and steam for another few minutes, until cabbage is soft
  • start cooking noodles while cabbage is steaming (or if using rice, start cooking rice 5 minutes ago...)
  • when noodles are done, the rest should be ready
This works well using a dry white wine instead of water/stock; with a curried preserve instead of soy sauce; with zucchini, shallots/green/spring onions, fresh asparagus, etc.

Was looking forward to leftovers for lunch, but No. 1 Son decided he'd have some after all - and declared it to be very good - success!