Nahm Jim Steamed Fish Recipe

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Nahm Jim Steamed Fish
  • Chef: Varun Tuli
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

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'.

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

How to Make Nahm Jim Steamed Fish

  • For the Nahm Jim sauce:
  • 1.In a bowl add the lemon juice, fish sauce, sugar. Mix well to dissolve the sugar.
  • 2.Now add the garlic, chillies, coriander ( do not gorget to add the coriander roots and they have a lot of flavor in them).
  • 3.Add the kaffir leaves and water. Mix well.
  • 4.Keep aside.
  • For the fish:
  • 1.Marinate fish fillet with fish sauce, chopped galangal, chopped lemon grass, kafir lime leaves for about 15-20 minutes)
  • 2.Put them in a steamer till cooked.
  • 3.Heat the Nahm Jim dressing with a bit of water till a slight boil (we do not have to reduce the sauce).
  • 4.Pour over fish. Garnish with basil, kafir lime leaves or coriander leaves.
  • For the Chilli Oil Dressing:
  • 1.Heat oil, add red chillies and pour over the fish and serve.
  • 2.Tip: The Nahm Jim sauce can also be used as a dressing for a nice cold salad.