Posts Tagged ‘fillet’

Pan fried tilapia fillet with balsamic reduction

July 10, 2009

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From the previous dish that i did recently, steamed tilapia with sesame oil, well this is the other part of the fish that i fillet…hehe. So yeah, i’ve decided to not to do the same thing, instead i pan fried it. Pan fried tilapia with balsamic reduction. Sounds a bit posh ho..hehe..nothing much ba. What i did was simple. As i mentioned before this, the toughest part of this dish will be to fillet the fish rite?.. 🙂 Now, how do i pan fried this..let’s see.

First of all, i coat the fillet with some flour. At first i wanted to do the same way that i did the fried calamari, but then again, i malas la..hehe..so i just did a single coating lo. But, it was good enough la. So after that, a little salt for seasoning and pan fried it, skin side down (i love to say this, sounds like a true chef ..heh :))

DSC06380Then, leave it as it is. At this point don’t touch the fish. Let it be, let the crust to be formed. Shake the pan a little to make sure it doesn’t stick (only after a 2-3mins). Slowly flip the fillet to the other side after you think its ready. It doesn’t take very long to cook actually, 5-6mins tops.

Kai-lan, also known as chinese broccoli, one of my favorite greens. And yes, its been a while since i makan this. I think the last time i makan this was like ages ago, and that time also my mum yang cook it..i think i really need to take the initiative to cook more of those vegie that i didn’t eat for ages, rather then wait and hope. 🙂

DSC06381Anyway, there you go for now. I still got 2 more days of leave to cook. Still struggling to think what else i can cook. Wanted to do dessert, but ..but..hmm..Just wait and see la. If i didn’t post anything by 2mlo or day after, then that’s all from me la..for now..

It was really nice to cook again. Especially after so long never really hold a knife and spend longer than 30mins in kitchen 🙂 sad man..but i must say, it was my pleasure to present to you all my cooking experience as well as taking those awesome kick-ass pictures. …

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Wait..not over yet..still got 2 more days.. hehe 🙂

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Steamed fillet Tilapia with asparagus

July 9, 2009

DSC06364Fish..yes..this is my first time ever (swear to god) that i ever cooked a fish. And to even buy the fish myself really makes me feels like ..wa.big boy already.heheh.. Anyway, i choose this fish because of a few reasons. One of the reason is because i know how it taste like, i mean obviously all fish taste the same, but this one, just brings back some good old memories – Fishing. Yup, i used to go fishing with my dad when i was young. And this happen to be one of those famous fish to fish..hmm..so yeah.

Tilapia – One of the famous way to cook this would be deep fried it and serve with soy sauce. Well, as you already know by now that i’ve always try to change the cooking method, so i steamed it.

DSC06366I guess the toughest part of this dish is to fillet the fish. At first i wanted to ask the fish monger to do it for me, but then again if i never try, i’ll never learn kan?.. And i also bet that the fish monger sure give me that look (apa la..fillet pun tak tau ka.masak apa?!!..LOL). Anyway i tried, and it turn out ok la. The only advise that i’ll give to you is – USE A VERY SHARP KNIFE..to debone the fish, that’s all i can say.

Right, the next step would be to steam the fish. Simple, i use a wok to do the work (hmm..rhymes also kan..lol) . But before that, to get rid of the fishy smell, what i did was just pound the ginger and to rub on the fish and let it marinade with its juice, for about 20-30mins.

DSC06367It’ll only takes 4-6 mins to steam the fish, and to save time also, i steam the asparagus at the same time. Ha! Kill two birds with one stone. One thing about cooking fish is always and never over cook it. And especially its a fillet, i shouldn’t take long to cook lo. 🙂

Once its done, just drizzle some (not much) of sesame oil as well as the juice that was in the plate during the steaming session. Serve with finely chopped ginger and cherry tomatoes. This is simple, fresh and yet satisfying meal. Enjoy.

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