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Breakfast Menu Savory Poached Red Snapper

Breakfast Menu Savory Poached Red Snapper

Impromptu Breakfast, best when enjoyed warm, Once cold, it won’t taste the same charm.
Can be savored without rice, still delightful, For a single portion, my appetite’s rightful.

a delightful red snapper, poached to perfection with an aromatic blend of herbs and spices. The addition of fresh basil leaves enhances the flavor, creating a mouthwatering dish to start your day on a high note. Enjoy it while it’s still warm for the best experience

Savory Poached Red Snapper
By @Elliyah Lim

5 pieces of fresh red snapper (middle section), cleaned
1 handful of fresh basil leaves
2 pieces of Kandis tamarind (Can be substituted with green tomatoes or fresh starfruit)
1/5 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
500 ml of clean water

Seasoning Paste:
1 stalk of lemongrass, bruised
2 segments of ginger, bruised
1 piece of turmeric, crushed
4 pieces of bird’s eye chilies, halved
1 large clove of shallot, sliced


Boil the water in a pot.
Add the fish, Kandis tamarind, salt, and seasoning paste.
Cook until the fish is done.
Add granulated sugar and the basil leaves.
Stir until well combined.
Remove from heat and serve.


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