This dish is too good not to share right away, but next time I make it I'll take some better photos and come back and change them!
It's because I used cod fillets and they broke up when cooking - it still tasted delicious though I do prefer it with sea bass.
This dish is a favourite Tiniest Thai Diet recipe - there's no fat at all used in cooking it. It's a great 'diet' dish too as no-one would guess that you were on a diet if you served them this.
I made it at a recent supperclub and everyone loved it!
What makes it special is the dried porcini mushrooms that gives a lovely sort of earthiness to the flavour, and then the bacon just goes so well with the fish.
It's super-easy to make too - to serve two you'll need:
a small handful dried porcini mushrooms
1 rasher smoked back bacon, trimmed of any excess fat
2 spring onions
2 tsp sugar
4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 fillets of sea bass, or other white fish
Put the dried mushrooms into a small bowl of warm (not hot) water and leave to soak for about 15-20 mins. I never measure the amount of water but it's probably half a mug or so.
While the mushrooms soak, dice the bacon and slice the spring onions. I don't know why I sliced them in rounds today as I prefer the look of them sliced in long thin strips - like here when I made this the last time!
When the mushrooms have soaked, drain and keep the liquid. Throw away any really tough mushroom stalks and slice the rest.
Add the sugar and soy sauce to the mushroom liquid and mix.
I use my beloved remoska (honestly, one of the best presents I've ever asked for - I must have had it over ten years and use it every week) for cooking the fish, but a pan with a well fitting lid (or foil) over a low heat would work well. You want to poach and steam the fish gently, just barely a simmer.
Put the fish in whatever pan you're using, pour over the liquid mixture and add the bacon, spring onions and mushroom pieces.
Cook gently for about 20 minutes, turning the fish carefully once (more carefully than I did as I broke up the fish) and add a splash more water if it's needed.
Serve with rice.
I made a quick vegetable stir fry today too if you're wondering what's in the bowl in the dark picture!
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