How to make Steamed Pomfret with Lemongrass -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Pomfret (पापलेट), Lemon grass (लेमन ग्रास )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Steamed Pomfret with Lemongrass

Steamed Pomfret with Lemongrass Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Steamed Pomfret with Lemongrass Recipe

  • Pomfret heads removed 2 medium

  • Lemon grass 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Celery 1 stalk

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Garlic cloves 5-6

  • Light soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon

  • Carrot peeled and cut into juliennes 1 large

  • Honey 1 teaspoon

  • Sesame seeds (black) 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Sprinkle some salt and drizzle 1 tablespoon lemon juice on the pomfret and rub well on both sides. Set aside.

Step 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.

Step 3

Apply the paste evenly on both sides of the pomfret. Set aside for half an hour.

Step 4

Steam the pomfret in a Chinese bamboo steamer for 7-8 minutes or till the fish is cooked.

Step 5

To make the salad, place carrot in a bowl. Add remaining lemon juice, salt, honey and sesame seeds and mix well.

Step 6

Place the prepared salad on a serving plate. Put the steamed fish on other side and serve immediately.

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