Steamed Pomfret with Lemongrass

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Steamed Pomfret with Lemongrass

Main Ingredients Pomfret, Lemon grass
Cuisine Fusion
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Steamed Pomfret with Lemongrass

  • 2 medium Pomfret heads removed
  • 1 Lemon grass
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 stalk Celery
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 5-6 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest
  • 1 large Carrot peeled and cut into juliennes
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds (black)


  1. Sprinkle some salt and drizzle 1 tablespoon lemon juice on the pomfret and rub well on both sides. Set aside.
  2. Roughly chop lemongrass, celery, spring onion bulbs, green chillies and ginger. Place them in a blender jar alongwith chopped coriander, bay leaf, garlic, soy sauce, ½ tablespoon lemon juice, lemon zest and salt. Add water as required and blend into a smooth paste.
  3. Apply the paste evenly on both sides of the pomfret. Set aside for half an hour.
  4. Steam the pomfret in a Chinese bamboo steamer for 7-8 minutes or till the fish is cooked.
  5. To make the salad, place carrot in a bowl. Add remaining lemon juice, salt, honey and sesame seeds and mix well.
  6. Place the prepared salad on a serving plate. Put the steamed fish on other side and serve immediately.