Angelakis Weekly Seafood Specials



Snapper: Steamed Whole with Lime & Garlic

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You Need: (Serves 4)

  • 1 whole snapper (about 750g), cleaned
  • 2 stalks fresh lemon grass, chopped or 1 teaspon dried lemon grass soaked in hot water until soft
  • 4 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh green chilli, halved
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, crushed
  • 8 fresh coriander plants

Lime & Garlic Sauce

  • 2 fresh red chillies, seeded and chopped
  • 2 fresh green chillies, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shredded fresh ginger
  • 250ml (1 cup) fish stock
  • 90ml (1/3 cup) lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Thai fish sauce


Cut deep diagonal slits in both sides of the fish. Place lemon grass, ginger, the halved green chilli, lime leaves and coriander plants in cavity of fish.
Half fill a wok with hot water. Bring to the boil. Place fish on a wire rack and place above water. Cover wok. Steam for 10-15 minutes or until flesh flakes when tested with a fork.
To make sauce, combine red and green chillies, garlic, finger, stock, lime juice and fish sauce in a small saucepan over a low heat. Bring to simmeringand simmer for 4 minutes.
To serve, transfer fish on to a serving plate. Spoon over sauce.