Recipe for Thai-style steamed fish
Cooking healthy, delicious and healthy Asian food at home is not that difficult. In fact, this is one of my favourite recipes that is quick, easy to make and packed full of flavour!
It's also a great dish when you are on a diet, as it's extremely low in fat & calories.
You will need (for 2 persons):
2 fish (trout, sole, etc.) fillets, each weighing about 140g
1 small knob of fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
1 small garlic clove, chopped
1 small red chilli, seeded & finely chopped
Grated zest and the juice of 1 lime
3 baby pak choi, each quartered lengthways
1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1-2 tablespoons of fish sauce
(one can also substitute asparagus or broccoli for the pak choi)
Let's get cooking!
Place the vegetables in the centre of a large piece of aluminium foil Nestle the fish fillets on top of the vegetables and scatter the ginger, garlic, chilli and lime zest over them. Drizzle the lime juice on top and then pour over the soy sauce and fish sauce. Loosely seal the foil to make a package, making sure you leave space at the top for the steam to circulate as the fish cooks.
Steam for 15 minutes. (If you don't have a steamer, put the parcel in your pre-heated oven at 180C for approx. 15-20min.)
This is best served with a generous helping of steamed Jasmine rice... Enjoy!
Epicenter of Samui Partying
Basically, this area is a bunch of bars and nightclubs all extremely close to each other, none having much in the way of walls seperating them. That means that you will hear not only the music of the club you are in, but 2 or 3 others at the same time. There is every type of music represented here, so everyone should find something to their liking. Shorts, sandles, whatever.
Bangkok Air - to Ko Samui
At the domestic departures terminal at the int'l airport. Tickets cost around $110 US each way, if memory serves. The food was sketchy, but the flight is short. I love the Ko Samui airport... all lush grounds, all wood and open air... the cutest airport I've ever been in...
At Silver Sand Beach Resort
I must admit I was a little let down after dining here recently. We returned a year later (Dec 2007) to find the portions had decreased, service had dropped off and food average. It was disappointing considering how fantastic is was in Dec 2006. I might just give them the benefit of the doubt and put it down to coming in on a bad night. All rather average.
The Mumified Monk
When you visit Koh Samui, you must stay at the temple with the mumified monk. If you travel from Nathon to Lamai beach, it's on the right side of the road, about 15 km from Nathon. Look, listen and learn! Don't miss a visit inside the main temple with the golden globe. Fantastic!!!