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Steamed Blackspot Goatfish With Shallots And Ginger


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Well...I NEVER eat ooglies or rock cod or Mother in Law fish of any kind but

after catching a Blackspot Goatfish on Saturday...Fishfinder's skipper, Ian said take it home and steam it gently...never fry or grill it and it will be the BEST fish you have ever had.

He said whenever they turn up in the fishmarkets...they bring $50 a kilo as they are popular with Asian restaurants.

OK...So I tried it tonight and let me tell you...It WAS the best fish I have ever tasted!!

It has the most fantastic taste and texture...really a standout eating fish.

It actually tasted like a 5 star meal.

My method was simple.

Fillet the Goatfish and remove the ribcage and skin.

Thai spices..a pinch

Chop finely one spring onion (shallot)

Sliver some fresh ginger root.

Finely chopped parsely.

One tablespoon of light soy sauce.

2 Tablespoons of sesame oil.

Place the fillets on oiled foil in a bamboo steamer.

Sprinkle with thai spice.

Add half the finely chopped shallots and ginger and parsely to top of fish.

Drizzle soy sauce on fish.

Put steamer lid on and steam for 8 minutes or until it flakes easily.

Heat seame oil in another pan and get it very hot.

Sprinkle remainder of shallots/ginger/parsley on fish and drizzle very hot oil on fish.

Serve with lemon wedge and salad.


Try it....next time you get one..don't chuck it back or give it to

the Mother in Law...take it home and enjoy it.

Edited by MallacootaPete
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Hi Mallacotta Pete

This is my fav way to eat fish.

Personally I do it very similar but instead of using sesame oil to finish off I use peanut oil. Peanut oil has hardly any flavor and the sesame has a VERY strong flavor. We usually only put 3 or 4 drops in just prior pouring the hot oil on.

Corriander on it is another cracker variation to! ;)

I was at my mothers on Sunday and scored a few nice blackfish off their back wharf.(first time I have tried to catch them there and they have lived there for 15 years!) 1/2hr later steamed blackfish with ginger shallots, fan bloody tastic!


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