"This is a journey of my life since I was all of 12 yrs when I started my hand in cooking to now with displays of my learning and creations of recipes from around the world. My inspiration and role model has always been my Mum who has always created dishes from around the world and excellently well. I do not believe I would ever match to her culinary skills. I remember the times she could cook and bake almost 4-5 dishes in one go without ever letting one go under cooked or burnt! I was born and raised in Dubai, UAE and recently moved to India for family reasons. Kitchenette just means that over the decades, my kitchen has changed from that of my mum's to my uncle and aunt's, to my home in UAE and now in India. Pala't'te, describes both global cuisines ('Palatte'-diverse flavours) and pleasing diverse 'Palates'."

Friday, 15 January 2016

Malaysian Red Snapper with Lime Leaves #FishFridayFoodies

I have always been a lover of seafood and just loved that Wendy Klik of A Day in the Life on the Farm started this new group of Fish Friday Foodies of Fish food lovers.





Red Snapper is a low-calorie, lean source of protein rich in selenium, Vitamin A, potassium and Omega-3 fatty acids. Besides this is quite a flavoursome fish as well.





I grew a small potted lime plant in my balcony at my last place of residence. After a few months of seeing some produce from the plant, sadly I had to let go of it as it became diseased. Hopefully if ever I move into a home with a better garden area, I will attempt at growing the lime tree :)




Now while I had a chance to use the produce off my young lime plant, I made this Red Snapper with Lime leaves. The fragrance throughout my home that day was amazingly uplifting and fabulous.

You need:


  • 1 kg Red Snapper, cleaned and cut into medium sized pieces
  • 2 large shallots, quartered
  • 1/2 tbsp Peppercorns
  • 3-4 Star Anise
  • 4-5  Lime Leaves + 2-3 for garnish
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed and quartered
  • 2 tsp Freshly Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 red chilies quartered
  • 250ml of coconut milk
  • Zest of 1 small lime
  • Salt to taste
  • Drinking water, heated




The Make:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes | Serves 4-6 adults

1. Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a clay pot or a wok and toss in the star anise, fennel seeds, red chilies, cinnamon sticks and set aside after a minute.
2. In the same pot, add the remaining oil and toss in the shallots and saute till translucent on medium heat.
3. Next add the garlic, coriander, turmeric, salt and peppercorns and saute for another minute or until the spices leave the sides of the pot and is cooked. 
4. Lower the heat and pour half the quantity of coconut milk, sugar and pour in a cup of heated water.
5. Add in the the sauteed spices earlier set aside and turn to medium heat again for a minute or until heated but not to a  rolling boil.
6. Lower the heat and then add the Red Snapper fish pieces, lime zest and lime leaves. Cover and cook for 30 minutes and then check if cooked well. If not increase by 5 minutes and check. Once cooked add the remaining coconut milk and allow to heat not boil else it will split.
7. Serve hot aside piping hot bowl of steamed rice of your choice. Garnish with lime leaves.

Bon Appetit!



Would you like to join Fish Friday Foodies?  We post and share new seafood/fish recipes on the third Friday of the month.  To join our group please email Wendy at wendyklik1517@gmail.com.

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20 comments:

  1. This dish sounds so flavorful and delicious. I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Thank you! Yes it was Wendy. You must try it and let me know what you think. Thank you again for starting #FishFridayFoodies xx <3

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  2. This looks amazing, Georgina. So nice to meet you - and your blog - through #FishFridayFoodies. Can't wait till next month.

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    1. Thanks Camilla. Nice to meet you as well. Me either. Would be loads of fun!

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful fragrant fish dish to enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Rebekah. It was amazingly fragrant.

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  4. That dish sounds yummy! We tried lime trees in pots and they didn't do well either. Now we have one in the ground and it's producing. I can make this!

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    1. Thanks Karen. Actually was just showing my Dad my blog post and he asked me what happened to my lime plant. He said we just needed to spray it with crushed garlic and neem oil in water. The pests would die and the plant would have revived. So now I am keen to try once more :)

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  5. This looks interesting…so much flavor! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Colleen. It was and absolutely no fish smell at home owing to the leaves.

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  6. That sounds wonderful. I can only imagine the aroma in your kitchen.

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    1. Thanks Christy. It was Heavenly and soothing :)

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  7. Your recipe sounds so good. I'm intrigued by your use of fresh lime leaves. I've never tried that before, but I bet it helped give the recipe an amazing flavor. As soon as spring time gets here, I'm going to try my hand at growing lemon and lime trees. I cant wait to incorporate their leaves into some of my recipes.

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    1. Thanks April. It was indeed flavoursome. Hope Spring time brings some zesty goodness your way 😊

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  8. Lovely flavors with the fresh lime and lime leaves, Georgina! Red snapper is one of our favorites too. In fact, the fillets I used for my dish were red snapper!

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    1. Thanks Stacy. Yes Red Snapper is flavoursome in itself. Glad you liked it!

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  9. Georgina, your red snapper looks tasty! I used to order snapper whenever I saw it on the menu. Nowadays it seems to have gone out of favor as I rarely see it anywhere. Here in Oklahoma, USA it isn't in the grocery stores often either. It is a delicious fish, though, isn't it? I haven't tried cooking fish in coconut milk but I'm adding it to my list of things to try!

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    1. Thanks Guyla. Delicious fish indeed! I have another recipe for fish cooked in coconut milk too. Here it is : http://gginaflavorspalatte.blogspot.in/2012/05/king-mappas-mild-spicy-king-fish-in.html It is made with King fish.

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  10. This sounds delicious! I love all the flavors in here and red snapper is a favorite fish as well. Must give it a try!

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    1. Thanks Caroline. Do let me know how it turns out!

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