Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Steamed Barramundi Fish

Steamed Barramundi Fish
Ingredients:      
Barramundi fish 5 pieces
Mustard oil 2 table spoon
Bottle gourd leaves 10 pieces
Turmeric powder ½ tea spoon
Red chili powder ½ tea spoon
Cumin powder ½ tea spoon
Ginger paste ½ tea spoon
Garlic paste ½ tea spoon
Onion paste ½ tea spoon
Green chili whole 5 pieces
Salt as required

Cooking Method:
Take fish pieces in a dish, wash thoroughly with water and allow dried out. Marinate the fish with oil, turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin powder, ginger and garlic paste, onion paste and salt. Marinated for ½ an hour.  Add water in a pan and heat until boil. Put a sieve on top of the pan thus the steam can flowing out easily.
Take two leaves together to make one folded cup, put one fish in it with a small amount of seasoning ingredients.  Fold surrounding leaves area completely holding fish in its center, gripping well with threads and keep it in a bowl. Make a total of 5 folded cups in the same way. Put all cups carefully with the help of a long handled spoon into the sieve for getting steamed. Put a cover on the pan. Steamed for 45 minutes. Remove from heat, remove the cover. After few minutes take out the folded cups in a separate dish, remove the threads and open the leaves. The fish become cooked well. You can serve with the whole leaves or can serve after smashing leaves and mixing well with the ingredients.

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