Nahm Jim Steamed Fish Recipe
Industrial engineer turned gourmet food restaurateur, Varun Tuli brings alive an authentic oriental savory- a classic Nahm Jim Sauce with Steamed Fish. 'Nahm Jim' is Thai for 'dipping sauce'.
- Total Cook Time 50 mins
- Prep Time 10 mins
- Cook Time 40 mins
- Recipe Servings4
Ingredients of Nahm Jim Steamed Fish
- For marination:
- 1/2 kg fish fillet cleaned & sliced
- 1 Tbsp fish sauce
- 2 Tbsp chopped galangal
- 5-6 kaffir lime leaves
- 2 Tbsp chopped lemongrass
- For Nahm Jim sauce:
- 60 ml lemon juice
- 30 ml fish sauce
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp mince garlic
- 2 Tbsp coriander leaves and root
- 1 Tbsp red chillies
- 1/2 Tbsp kaffir lime
- 35-40 ml water
- For chilly oil dressing:
- 1 Tbsp fresh red chillies finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp oil
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For the Nahm Jim sauce:
In a bowl add the lemon juice, fish sauce, sugar. Mix well to dissolve the sugar.
Now add the garlic, chillies, coriander ( do not gorget to add the coriander roots and they have a lot of flavor in them).
Add the kaffir leaves and water. Mix well.
For the fish:
Marinate fish fillet with fish sauce, chopped galangal, chopped lemon grass, kafir lime leaves for about 15-20 minutes)
Put them in a steamer till cooked.
Heat the Nahm Jim dressing with a bit of water till a slight boil (we do not have to reduce the sauce).
Pour over fish. Garnish with basil, kafir lime leaves or coriander leaves.
For the Chilli Oil Dressing:
Heat oil, add red chillies and pour over the fish and serve.
Tip: The Nahm Jim sauce can also be used as a dressing for a nice cold salad.