Salmon: Steamed Salmon with Pink Pickled Ginger, Red Onion and Lemon Grass

posted by BarbCA 05-02-100 8:31 AM

Steamed Salmon with Pink Pickled Ginger, Red Onion, and Lemon Grass

1 1/2 pounds Salmon filets
12 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3 medium serrano chiles
1/2 cup pink pickled ginger
2 stalks lemon grass, trimmed to 4 inches and sliced on a sharp diagonal, or strips of lemon peel from 1 small lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice

Fill the base of a steamer about 1/3 full of water. Cover and bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat

Put the salmon into a heatproof bowl deep enough to hold it and the rest of the ingredients. The bowl should fit in a steamer rack with at leas 1 inch of clearance all around. Set the bowl with all the ingredients in the middle of the steaming rack.

When the water reaches a boil, set the rack over the pot. Cover and steam until the salmon is cooked through and the herbs have infused the broth, about 18-20 minutes.

Transfer the fish with all the aromatic broth to a deep serving platter or covered casserole. Serve with plenty of steamed jasmine rice.

True Thai by Victor Sodsook

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