Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lemongrass Fish Recipe

     I love lemongrass, I love the taste  and zest it adds to the recipes, as Americans we rarely use it in our cooking.  I definitely think we are missing out, it adds such a bright pop to dishes.  As you can tell by a lot of my recipes I love to use spices and herbs in my cooking, they add a tremendous amount of flavor with very little calories.  I try to get as much flavor as possible or as few calories as possible, after all swimsuit season is coming up.  This recipe is a great recipe for any type of fish, I have also used it on scallops and shrimp with great success I usually serve it with some rice or vermicelli and a nice green salad, or steamed veggies.  This is a great base recipe, and you can substitute whatever protein you want, and adjust the spice level to your liking.

Lemongrass Fish


1 pound skin-on fish fillets, cut into 4 portions (I like tilapia, salmon or trout best with this recipe)


1 1/2 tablespoons chopped lemongrass
1 1/2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped shallot
1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon Madras-style curry powder
1 tablespoon oil


In an food processor, grind the lemongrass, brown sugar, and salt to a minced texture. Add the shallot, fish sauce, curry powder, and oil. Taste it and adjust the flavors to create a paste.
Coat both sides of the fish filets with the paste, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or as much as 4 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before you are ready to cook it.

Position a rack 5 to 6 inches from the broiler element (usually the upper third of the oven), and set the oven to broil. Let it heat up for 20 minutes so it’s really really hot.

Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Drizzle a little oil on both sides of the salmon filets and position them skin side up. (Or oil the foil.) Broil for 3 minutes, until there is evidence of slight charring on the skin. Use a spatula to flip the filets over and then broil the flesh side up for 2 minutes.


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Lydia - Gourmandize said...

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