Friday, 23 June 2017

Huiji Honey Oven Grilled Fish 汇集山蜜焗鱼



*in collaboration with Huiji Honey

This is my second project with Huiji and I have enjoyed using their products! The Huiji Honey is a natural mountain honey that comes with a tinge of Jasmine fragrance. I find it subtle and welcoming. As a home cook, I find the honey a pleasing sugar replacement for cooking and baking. With such an affordable yet superior product, I have no qualms in experimenting it with one of my family's all time favourites - oven  grilled fish! And this Huiji Honey Oven Grilled Fish 汇集山蜜焗鱼 is so easy to prepare! It'll only take about 10 minutes prep time, 2 hours of marinating (which you do not have to do anything) and another 30 to 45 minutes of oven grill.  

I especially like the sauce for this fish, it's just so tasty! Seriously, with such a simple and yummy dish like this Huiji Honey Oven Grilled Fish 汇集山蜜焗鱼, there's really no excuse for not trying to cook it yourself! 


Ingredients (enough for 4 pax with rice and other dishes) :
  • 1 whole fish of your choice @ about 800 gm  (I used a red snapper)
  • 60 ml Huiji honey
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • a dash of grounded pepper (i used Szechuan peppercorns)
  • lime juice (from 3 limes)
  • 1 pc red chilli (sliced)
  • 1 medium sized onion (julienned)
  • 1 pc thumb size ginger (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 stalk coriander for garnishing (chopped)

(tsp = teaspoon; tbsp = tablespoon) 

Method :
  1. Clean fish.
  2. Combine all seasoning ingredients in a bowl. Stir and mix well. 
  3. Line a sheet of parchment paper over a roasting pan or baking tray.
  4. Spoon a portion of seasoning mixture on the parchment paper.  
  5. Ensure fish is coated evenly with seasonings mixture inside out.
  6. Pour remaining mixture over fish.
  7. Cover top of fish with a sheet of foil.
  8. Fold parchment paper over foil.
  9. Allow fish to marinate for 2 hours in refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking.
  10. Pre-heat oven to 180C, Grill - Fan Assist mode. Use centre tier.
  11. Send to bake at 180C between 30 to 45 minutes, depending on size of fish and thickness of meat. My fish was not fully cooked by 30th minute, it needed about 45 minutes. 
  12. Remove fish from oven when time's up. To check if fish is cooked, open up the parchment paper and foil and insert a bamboo skewer into the fish meat, if the bamboo skewer comes out clean, the fish is cooked and ready to be served. Or the fish is ready if internal temperature reaches between 60C to 64C.
  13. Garnish with coriander and serve whilst hot with rice and other dishes. 

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