Thai Steamed Fish with Lime Sauce


  • 200g Barramundi tail cut
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil ( optional)

For the sauce

  • 5 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 red chili padi
  • 2 green chili padi
  • 3 Tbsp palm sugar syrup ( can substitute with brown sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 5g coriander leaves



  1. Score the fish with sharp knife
  2. Add a pinch of salt on both sides.
  3. Transfer fish to metal steaming tray.
  4. Squeeze the lime juice and chop chilis
  5. Mix chili padis, minced garlic, lime juice, palm sugar syrup, fish sauce into mixing bowl and set aside.
  6. Steam the fish for about 8-9 mins
  7. Mix coriander leaves into lime sauce.
  8. when the fish done, take it out from steamer and rest for 1-2 mins.
  9. Heat 2 tbsp peanut oil in a pan.
  10. Add lime sauce to the fish and pour sizzling peanut oil over the fish.

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