Steamed Bali-Style Sea Bass

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4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)


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2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 2/3 cups diced shallots (about 4 large shallots)
1 tablespoon bottled minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon Thai chili paste
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 macadamia nuts (about 3/4 ounce)
1 plum tomato, quartered
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 cups trimmed watercress, coarsely chopped
4 (6-ounce) sea bass fillets (about 1 inch thick)


Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Place shallot mixture, ginger, and next 5 ingredients (ginger through garlic) in a food processor; pulse until coarsely blended. Set aside.

Arrange watercress on a large sheet of foil. Arrange fillets on top of watercress; spread shallot mixture over fillets. Fold foil over fish to form a packet; loosely seal. Place packet in the bottom of a bamboo steamer. Cover with steamer lid. Add water to a large skillet to a depth of 1 inch; bring to a boil. Place steamer in pan; steam fillets 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when flaked with a fork.

Created date

February 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 310
Caloriesfromfat 37 %
Fat 12.8 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 6.3 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 34.8 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 116 mg
Iron 3.6 mg
Sodium 300 mg
Calcium 187 mg