Pla Neung Manao - Steamed Fish with Lime Dressing

Pla Neung Manao – Steamed Fish with Lime Dressing

A steamed whole fish with lime dressing is a Thai non-vegetarian food and Thai food always embodies a balance of sweet, sour, spicy and salty. It’s one of Thailand’s most requested fish recipes and is normally served over a portable furnace of smoking embers in a fish shaped metal dish. If you are a seafood lover, discover the exquisite taste of Thailand with this special recipe.

Pla Neung Manao - Steamed Fish with Lime Dressing
A steamed whole fish with lime dressing is a Thai non-vegetarian food and Thai food always embodies a balance of sweet, sour, spicy and salty. It's one of Thailand's most requested fish recipes and is normally served over a portable furnace of smoking embers in a fish shaped metal dish. If you are a seafood lover, discover the exquisite taste of Thailand with this special recipe.
Ingredients
  • 700 g fish (snapper), fresh and cleaned
  • 40 g blanched baby corn
For sauce
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 20-40 g chillies,to taste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 15 g fresh coriander
  • 2 fresh lemons, sliced
  • 1-2 lemongrass sticks
  • salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Slit fish on each side with a sharp knife. Cut two lemon pieces.
  2. Fill lemongrass, baby corn, half the fresh coriander and lemon pieces in slit fish pieces. Keep 7-12 lemon slices on fish and keep it in steamer. Steam until the fish is well cooked.
  3. While steaming fish prepare sauce for it. Cut garlic pieces and wash coriander stem. Now mix, garlic, chilli, coriander leaves, lemon juice and fish sauce together. Heat chicken stock and mix lemon juice with it. Check the tanginess according to your taste.
  4. Now take out the fish pieces from steamer and keep it a plate. Now pour in prepared sauce. Your pla neung manao is now ready to serve, after being garnished with coriander leaves.

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