Saturday, September 30, 2006

Grilled Fish with Asparagus Rice.

seeing as how i will be without a computer for a while, i thought i experiment with another person's recipe. completely stunned by how beautiful lara's recipe looked, i decided to adapt it to whatever's available in my kitchen.

(for the grilled fish)
4 cut, fish (i'm using trout)
1 tbsp, salt
1 cup, rice wine
1 inch, ginger
1 tbsp, black pepper

(for the asparagus rice)
4 stalk, asparagus
1, onion
3 clove, garlic
3 cup, rice
4 tbsp, butter
4 tbsp, black pepper
4 cup, fresh milk

(optional side of salad)
5 leave, lettuce (iceberg)
1 capsicum
4 tbsp, balsamic vinegar


Step 1: Preparing the Rice.

Grilled Fish with Asparagus Rice.

dice the asparagus, onion and garlic. wash the rice, and leave it to soak in water for about half an hour. drain the water after.

Step 2: Preparing the Fish.

Grilled Fish with Asparagus Rice.

chop the ginger up, then toss it into a bowl with the fish inside. rub the black pepper and salt into the fish as well, then pour the rice wine in. leave the fish to marinate for about 20-30 minutes.

Step 3: Cooking the Rice.
fry the garlic, asparagus and onion with the butter in a wok over a small flame. this lasts for about five to ten minutes till everything's nicely cooked. then throw the rice in and fry it for a while before you pour the milk in. put a lid on and leave the rice to cook for about 20 minutes.

Step 4: Grilling the Fish.
Preheat the oven at about 150degrees for about 5 minutes, then set the fish to grill at that temperature for about 15 minutes.

Final Serve.
after setting the rice, i sprinkled black pepper on it. i'm serving the fish and rice with a side of capsicum and lettuce, doused in balsamic vinegar.

Grilled Fish with Asparagus Rice.

the fish was quite nice, but the rice turned out to be really bland! i recommend some cream cheese to be added to the rice in Step 3 if anyone were to try my recipe. all in all, dinner turned out to be beautiful but not too exciting taste-wise.

stick to lara's recipe.

p/s: there will be no updates from me till i get a new laptop.

ETA: 1 2250 Oct 2006, Sunday
i better add that i only just realised that i had burnt the wok i cooked the rice in. because of this, i suggest people either a) keep stirring, or b) transfer the mixture into a rice cooker instead.



L. said...

hmm. bland rice?

i wanna try a risotto next ... or some one dish non-chinese dish.

viva italia!!!

i'm grocery shopping for the next 2 weeks today. wish me luck.

sio said...

the grilled fish was lovely..not too buttery and the rice wine brings out the flavour of the trout. the rice was adventurous..not too successful this time but lots of potential. well done!

solvent_d said...

l - i think you should try the risotto. the ingredients actually sound very tasty.

and i actually did want to cook the rice with some cheese, only to find out that i had actually run out of cream cheese.