Nahm Jim Steamed Fish Recipe

 Nahm Jim Steamed Fish
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Ingredients of Nahm Jim Steamed Fish

  • For marination:

    1/2 kg fish fillet cleaned & sliced      

    1 Tbsp fish sauce                                      
    2 Tbsp chopped galangal  

    5-6 kaffir lime leaves

    2 Tbsp chopped lemongrass

    For Nahm Jim sauce:

    60 ml lemon juice

    30 ml fish sauce

    2 Tbsp sugar

    1 Tbsp mince garlic

    2 Tbsp coriander leaves and root

    1 Tbsp red chillies

    1/2 Tbsp kaffir lime

    35-40 ml water

    For chilly oil dressing:

    1 Tbsp fresh red chillies finely chopped

    2 Tbsp oil 

How to Make Nahm Jim Steamed Fish

  • For the Nahm Jim sauce:

    In a bowl add the lemon juice, fish sauce, sugar. Mix well to dissolve the sugar.

    Now add the garlic, chillies, coriander ( do not gorget to add the coriander roots and they have a lot of flavor in them).

    Add the kaffir leaves and water. Mix well.

    Keep aside.

    For the fish:

    Marinate fish fillet with fish sauce, chopped galangal, chopped lemon grass, kafir lime leaves for about 15-20 minutes)

    Put them in a steamer till cooked.

    Heat the Nahm Jim dressing with a bit of water till a slight boil (we do not have to reduce the sauce).

    Pour over fish. Garnish with basil, kafir lime leaves or coriander leaves.

    For the Chilli Oil Dressing:

    Heat oil, add red chillies and pour over the fish and serve.

    Tip: The Nahm Jim sauce can also be used as a dressing for a nice cold salad.

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