Steamed Cod With Coconut Chutney
6 garlic cloves, peeled 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 3 small fresh chilies, stemmed and seeded or 1 teaspoon dried red chili flakes or to taste 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 1 cup shredded dried coconut 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon corn, grapeseed or other neutral oil Salt 1 1/2 to 2 pounds fillet of pomfret, pompano, mackerel, sole, flounder or sea bass
Prepare a steamer with at least 2 inches of water on bottom.
Combine garlic, ginger and chilies in a food processor, and
grind to a paste. Add cilantro, mint and coconut, and pulse
until mixture is nicely chopped but not purÃ©ed. Stir in lime
juice, oil and salt. Taste, and adjust seasoning.
Season fish with salt, and put it on a plate or in a shallow
bowl. Place in steamer. Top with herb paste, and steam for
about 15 minutes or until fish is done. (A thin-bladed knife
will meet little or no resistance when it is done.) Serve
immediately. Yield: 4 servings.