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Grouper with Ginger and Asian Celery

Grouper with Ginger and Asian Celery
Category

A steamed fish peppered with flavours

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time45 mins
 4 coriander roots
 1 celery root
 ½ cup red shallots
 3 tbsp garlic
 3 tsp peeled ginger
 ½ tbsp ground white pepper
 3 tbsp yellow bean sauce
 ½ tbsp cup oil
 4 tbsp white sugar
 1 pinch star anise powder
 1 tbsp galangal powder
 2 tbsp white pepper
 ½ cup Chinese rice wine
 a little white vinegar
 10 pieces Grouper fillet
 2 sliced onion
Equipment
 Steamer
1

In a pestle and mortar or blender, grind the coriander roots,celery root, shallots, garlic, ginger and ground white pepper to make a paste for the fish.

2

Heat the oil in a wok. Fry the paste until cooked but not coloured. Add the yellow beans and simmer until aromatic. Season with the sugar, spices, wine and vinegar and simmer for several minutes. Taste to make sure it is not too salty. This can be made well in advance.

3

Cut fillet fish into portions. Cover a steaming tray with onions and top with the celery stalks and ginger. Keep the celery leaves aside to garnish. Place the fish over the vegetables.

4

Cover with the prepared sauce and sprinkle the deep-fried garlic and pepper.

5

Steam for 8 minutes or until cooked through. Once cooked, pour away remaining water.

Ingredients

 4 coriander roots
 1 celery root
 ½ cup red shallots
 3 tbsp garlic
 3 tsp peeled ginger
 ½ tbsp ground white pepper
 3 tbsp yellow bean sauce
 ½ tbsp cup oil
 4 tbsp white sugar
 1 pinch star anise powder
 1 tbsp galangal powder
 2 tbsp white pepper
 ½ cup Chinese rice wine
 a little white vinegar
 10 pieces Grouper fillet
 2 sliced onion
Equipment
 Steamer

Directions

1

In a pestle and mortar or blender, grind the coriander roots,celery root, shallots, garlic, ginger and ground white pepper to make a paste for the fish.

2

Heat the oil in a wok. Fry the paste until cooked but not coloured. Add the yellow beans and simmer until aromatic. Season with the sugar, spices, wine and vinegar and simmer for several minutes. Taste to make sure it is not too salty. This can be made well in advance.

3

Cut fillet fish into portions. Cover a steaming tray with onions and top with the celery stalks and ginger. Keep the celery leaves aside to garnish. Place the fish over the vegetables.

4

Cover with the prepared sauce and sprinkle the deep-fried garlic and pepper.

5

Steam for 8 minutes or until cooked through. Once cooked, pour away remaining water.

Grouper with Ginger and Asian Celery

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