Asian Ginger Fish & Vegies

Serves 6 Prep Time 20 minutes   Cook Time 25 minutes   Rated:

I copied (or tried to copy) this recipe from my local takeaway. The chef is Cambodian and I just love this authentic dish so much that I always order it. Of course, he wasn’t sharing, so I had to play around, a lot, but I think I am close. Quite delish, quite easy and completely a one-cook-and-your-hooked wonder.

The traditional method of lightly battering an entire fish and then deep frying it in a wok of hot oil never works for me, I can dine out for that experience. So I recommend fish fillets, dipped in flour, egg, seasoned panko crumbs then lightly shallow fried. You do need the crunch of the fried fish in my opinion. But who am I?

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  • 90 Grams fresh ginger peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only
  • 1 red onion halved
  • 20 Grams Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
  • 50 Grams fermented soybeans (from Asian grocers)
  • 25 Grams Chilli Jam Recipe
  • 700 Grams tomatoes, quartered
  • 300 Grams liquid stock of choice OR 300g water and 2 tbsp chicken stock powder
  • 30 Grams coconut sugar
  • 300 Grams white rice
  • 2 bunches bok choy
  • 4–5 spring onions, cut into 5cm lengths
  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
  • 1 white fish fillet per serve, crumbed and fried, OR 1 fish fillet per serve if steaming option is used



Place ginger, garlic, lemongrass, onion and EVOO into the Thermomix bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5.


Saute 5 min/Varoma/speed 1/MC off.


Add soybeans, chilli jam, tomatoes, liquid stock and sugar. Cook 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.


Rinse rice well through simmering basket and insert into the Thermomix bowl.


Place bok choy and spring onions into Varoma dish.


If you wish to steam fish as opposed to frying it (I recommend using crumbed fried fish; it adds needed texture, and is more traditional), place fish onto Varoma tray and set Varoma into position.Cook 15 min/Varoma/Reverse/speed 4.


Serve sauce over rice, fish and vegetables.

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