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Thai Steamed Bream
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This white-fleshed fish is the only species of sea bream found in New Zealand (it is also known as snapper). It is fished from the waters around North Island and northern parts of the South Island from October to April and air-freighted fresh to Waitrose shops. Red sea bream is suitable for most types of cooking. The whole bream is gently steamed and infused with the flavours of lime, chillies and garlic to make a healthy and impressive main course for two. This recipe is really simple to make - ask the service counter staff to clean and scale the fish.
The fish is just cooked when the flesh is opaque and parts easily from the bone.
This recipe was first published in January 2002.