Thai Fish Parcels with Coconut Rice May 7, 2018



Nadia Lim’s recipe for Thai Ginger Steamed fish Parcels with Coconut Rice is a lovely and light meal full of flavour. It is a dish you can cook to impress or have as a quick mid week meal. Checkout the original recipe here. 


  • 450g fish fillets – such as snapper, lemonfish, tarakihi, gurnard would be perfect
  • 4-5 large squares of baking paper or foil (measuring about 30 x 30cm)
  • 2½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mild sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger


  • 1½ cups jasmine rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk – shake well before opening
  • 1¼ cups water


  • 2 baby bok choy
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 teaspoon GF sesame oil (optional)
  • 100g mung bean sprouts
  • ⅓ bag baby spinach leaves *
  • 40g GF cashew nut mix


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C and line an oven tray with baking paper
  2. Pat fish dry with paper towels, remove any remaining scales or bones. Lay baking paper/foil squares on a flat surface. Divide fish into 4 serves and place in centre of each square. In a small bowl, combine all remaining Thai ginger steamed fish parcel ingredients.
  3. Spoon half the sauce evenly over fish and set remainder aside. Wrap paper/foil into parcels by pulling 2 sides up and rolling together downwards towards fish. Twist each end of the parcel tightly, ensuring sauce does not leak out. Place onto prepared tray and set aside.
  4.  Combine all coconut rice ingredients in a medium pot with a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. As soon as it boils, cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce to lowest heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and leave to steam, still covered, for a further 8 minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking.
  5. Trim the ends off the bok choy, rinse and thinly slice (keeping white and green parts separate); grate carrot; cut lime into wedges. Set all aside. When rice has 10 minutes remaining, bake fish for about 6 minutes, until just cooked through.
  6. While fish cooks, heat sesame oil (if using) or a drizzle of oil in a large wok or fry-pan on high heat. Stir-fry white part of bok choy for 1-2 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat and add remaining bok choy, carrot, mung bean sprouts, spinach and cashew nut mix. Toss until wilted slightly and season.
  7.  To serve: spoon coconut onto each plate with a fish parcel drizzle over remaining sauce and garnish with coriander. Serve veggies on the side with a lime wedge to squeeze over fish just before eating.




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