I had a sudden craving for Grass Carp belly ( 鯇魚 ) hahaha very funny, I am not pregnant but sometimesI do have this weird craving for certain food. There is only one place that sells grass carp in the wet market in town. And I have to be there early as it sold out fast. I managed to get a fairly big piece of belly. Took it home and straight away steamed it with just salt and minced ginger for our lunch. It was the best steamed fish belly I had for lunch :) The fish belly is the best part of the fish , I don't know about you but I love fish belly. My craving for grass carp belyy is satiated and now have a sudden craving for grilled salmon belly.....this will have to wait. I saw some nice salmon belly in Jaya Grocer and regretted not having bought them . Nevermind, the craving for salmon belly will have to be put on hold till I go Jaya Grocer again and hopefully I can get hold of them for this grilled salmon belly craves of mine.
grass carp belly is best steamed simple with just salt
and minced ginger
I steamed the belly for just 7 -8 mins
in boiling steamer
love the smooth texture of the fish belly :)
Steamed Grass Carp Belly With Salt And Minced Ginger
a piece of Grass Carp belly - med sized - wash, drain off excess water
a knob of ginger - finely grated
salt to taste
1 tsp of olive oil
dill for garnishing
Heat steamer on high heat.
Place fish belly on a steaming plate. Rub salt on fish belly. Drizzle olive oil onto surface of fish belly, cover belly with finely grated ginger . Once the steamer is boiling , put in the fish and steam for 7-8 mins. Off heat once the fish belly is cooked through. Serve with rice.