Sunday, August 06, 2006

Pan-grilled Lentjan with a Double Lime Twist

I'm yet to fully cope with my new digital toy (still reading chap one of a 200-page manual) . To keep the ball rolling, I guess I might just dig out the old pics for the time being then.

The spirits of minimalist cooking cannot be more relevant when it comes to seafood. Because seafood has its distinct freshness and delicacy. You gotta be careful when deciding what ingredients to go with. The balance must be right or else the very original flavours will be compromised.

What I'm showing here is my all-time favourite treat of a typical fresh seafish. And one of my favourite fishes is Lentjan (連尖). There are some better seasons. But, by and large, it's good through the year. Get one as big as you can. Alternatively, a red snapper will also do.

Minimalist's ingredients:
lime leaves, finely shredded; small amount of garlic, chopped (not pressed or crushed); tiny bit of ginger, finely shredded; and fresh lime.

Use a sharp knife to slice off the meat from the fish. Marinate with lime leaves, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of flour, sea-salt and fresh ground pepper (preferably a mix of white and black). Leave it in the fridge for couple of hours.

Heat up the pan to a grilling temperature, with a few drops of oil. Use one that can stand the heat and never use Teflon!

Toss the fish onto the pan. Leave it for 2 minutes, until one side gets "toasted". Turn over and give it another minute.

Give it some more fresh pepper and it's done! Sprinkle a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lime juice to give it an extra kick.


Best served with Riesling and salad of your choice.

Cheers!





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Blogger GM5 said...

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9:42 PM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...

Let me make a video clip for your new dish and upload it to youtube next time. I bet you must be as famous as 巴士呀叔!

9:48 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

Hey GM5, you're jealous!?

11:02 PM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...

hahaha ... jealous for what?

11:42 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous mimi said...

YIM TSIM MAN

i read your B log

you read my B log, ok?

11:46 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

Absolutely. Thanks for sharing!

9:01 AM GMT+8  
Blogger GM5 said...

Good morning, Yim Tsim Man!

9:06 AM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

How many names do you have, Jxxxxe?

12:22 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous mimi said...

I have many many names:
咪呀
咪咪
老米
lu mi
"li lu mi" which is a swearing word (你老米)

my mum does call me, as many mums do, ar B...

apart from kev,do you have any other names?

2:33 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

Get back to work, Janice.

3:26 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous namnamho said...

hi uncle kev,

just checking out your blog...... the food are yummy.

when are you going to let us have a bite?

Nam-nam Ho

11:58 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous mimi said...

Hi uncle kev,

wat is the name of the song in your blog ar?

12:45 AM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

Oh dear, when did I start adopting more nieces?

Mimi, the song is Henri Salvatore's "Room with a View". He's the real uncle (over 80), not me, haha.

9:32 AM GMT+8  
Blogger kEV said...

Nam-nam baby,

You missed our great party the other day. Lots of kids and pancakes... We'll definitely have another one soon... probably at GM5...

Be good to mum and dad OK?

9:35 AM GMT+8  

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