Thai Fish With Coriander Butter

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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Thai flavoured steamed fish fillets, easy and fragrant.

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recipe updated 8 Jun 2020


  • Fresh chilli icon
    Fresh chilli
    4 (about 80 g)
  • Lemongrass stalk icon
    Lemongrass stalk
    2 (about 24 g)
  • Ginger icon
    1 tbsp (about 5.55 g)
  • Coriander icon
    as needed
  • Fresh chilli icon
    Fresh chilli
    as needed
  • Butter icon
    60 g (about ¼ cup)
  • Coriander icon
    ½ cup (about 14.4 g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch (about 0.41 g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp (about 13.65 g)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    1 tbsp (about 12.75 g)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    2 tbsp (about 36 g)
  • Lime icon
    2 (about 200 g)
  • Fish fillet icon
    Fish fillet
    800 g (about 4 ½)
  • Lime icon
    1 (about 100 g)
  • Water icon
    1 L (about 1 kg)


  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Plate
  • kCook icon Varoma dish
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Serving plate
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Steamer tray

Step preview

  1. Add butter, coriander and sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 30 sec, speed 6
  4. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  5. Shape a clean plate into a log
  6. Wrap with plastic wrap
  7. Chill in fridge
  8. Transfer fish to plate
  9. Add extra virgin olive oil, coconut sugar, fish sauce, fresh chilli and lime to a clean small bowl
  10. Stir with tablespoon until sugar has dissolved
  11. Line a clean work surface with foil
  12. Arrange lemongrass stalk in the work surface
  13. Add fish fillet to the work surface
  14. Drizzle fish with content of small bowl
  15. Top with lime and ginger
  16. Wrap with foil
  17. Add water to the TM5 bowl
  18. Transfer fish to steamer tray
  19. Set the varoma dish
  20. Place content of steamer tray on varoma dish
  21. Steam until just cooked - approx 15 min, varoma, speed 3
  22. Transfer fish to serving plate
  23. Serve butter with serving plate
  24. Top with coriander and fresh chilli
  25. Serve
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