Monday, February 27, 2006

Microwave-steamed Cod

Found some cheap cod in Sainsbury's and decided to give it a try.

It was a whole fish, filleted into two halves. Just nice for two meals.

I've never cooked fish before so it was a welcome change. Unfortunately, time is an expensive commodity these few weeks, so I couldn't afford to attempt anything too fancy.

Here's my express version of steamed fish :)

Seasoned the fish with soya sauce, salt, pepper, and Worchestershire sauce. Then, I soaked some finely chopped spring onions in sesame seed oil, and sprinkled them over the top along with some butter.

Placed it in a microwave-safe deep enough so that when covered with microwave-safe saran wraps, the fish doesn't touch the plastic. The saran wrap was meant to trap all the heat and moisture in while microwaving it, thus effectively steaming the dish.

Of course, I've never done this before so I was quite apprehensive at first. To be safe, I made last minute modifications and opened a small gap in the plastic so that the whole thing doesn't baloon up and explode :p

4 minutes on high. (supposedly, cod cooks much faster than other fish. err... I think..).

From here:
Cod is very easy to cook. Because it's a lean fish, it cooks quickly. And if you poach or steam the fish, it can be extremely succulent

Didn't turn out too bad loh. A bit bland. For once, the Green Devil came it handy!

Microwave-steamed cod - the fastest dish I've ever cooked! 5 minutes only. Even faster than Maggi Mee.


At February 27, 2006 12:59 am, Blogger Alicia said...

this one looks yummy :P.. cod fish is delicious..

At February 27, 2006 1:10 am, Blogger shawnchin said...

yeah. cod is my fav fish.

This one ok ok oni lah. The other half I cooked differently. A bit better. Will post soon.

At February 27, 2006 3:10 am, Blogger boo_licious said...

Lucky you - cod is always so expensive here since it is imported in.

At February 27, 2006 2:28 pm, Anonymous sunny said...

Fresh cod steamed with just ginger and spring onions are delicious enough oredy. but yes, cod here is so expensive. boo!!

At February 27, 2006 3:01 pm, Blogger ngyahloon said...

mouth-watering.. make me wanna go down to sk town and order one:)

At February 27, 2006 7:40 pm, Blogger shawnchin said...

boo & sunny: here also expensive actually. Cod imported from Norway. The one I got cheap cos gonna go bad soon :p
Cod must be eaten fresh lah.. the cheap-becos-gonna-rot-soon ones doesn't come close.

aloon: Make sure you order the Fish Maw soup oso :)

At June 02, 2017 12:45 pm, Anonymous Zhuang Lemon Duck said...

2 servings from a whole cod? You need to change your supplier. A whole cod should give around 20 servings; they are BIG fish.


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