Monday , 1 June 2020
Ayurveda and Confinement Food (Chinese Recipe) – Nyonya Style Grilled Fish with Turmeric Ginger Lemon Sauce

Ayurveda and Confinement Food (Chinese Recipe) – Nyonya Style Grilled Fish with Turmeric Ginger Lemon Sauce


  • Cod fish fillet, or Kurau fish fillet or Garoupa fish fillet or White/Red snapper fish fillet – your choice of 1 big fillet piece.

Marinade Ingredients

  • Organic Black Pepper Powder – ¼ teaspoonSun Nature Oragnic Black Pepper Powder
  • Himalayan Pink Salt – ½ teaspoonSun Nature All Natural Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Organic Cold Pressed White Sesame Oil – 1 teaspoon Sun Nature Organic Cold Pressed White Sesame Oil
  • Organic Asafoetida Powder – a small pinchSun Nature Organic Asafoetida Powder

Turmeric Lemon Sauce Ingredients

  • Fresh lemon juice – 2 -3 tablespoons
  • Organic Jaggery Cane Sugar Granules – 2 teaspoonsSun Nature Organic Jaggery Cane Sugar Granules
  • Fresh turmeric – 2-3 thin slices
  • Fresh ginger slices – 2-3 thin slices


Method of Cooking

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients together and rub onto your choice of fish fillet that you have bought fresh from the market.
  2. Let it rest for about 10 minutes
  3. You can either grill the fish or bake the fish, or fry the fish fillet to your liking. (I would prefer it grilled till it is cooked on both sides.)
  4. Onto a small pan – pour 3 teaspoons of organic cold pressed white sesame oil over small fire and put the fresh sliced of turmeric slices and ginger slices. Slowly the turmeric yellow colour will be infused into the oil. You can remove the turmeric and ginger slices from the infused oil.
  5. Then add the lemon juice and jaggery granules onto the oil and stir slowly over small fire to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Taste the sauce if it suits your palate (it should be lemony sweet taste with a hinge of ginger and turmeric taste)
  6. Pour the cooked sauce over the cooked fish and serve with rice.


About Kim Hoi

Hi! I'm Kim! I am a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner from Australia. After graduated from my Ayurvedic course, I attended trainings in Ayurvedic clinics in both Australia and India. Postings in this blog are all written with passion to improve health of not only myself but also my family and at the same time to share my experience with my friends and readers who are interested to find out more on improving and be in better health. If you need a private consult, you are welcome to contact me.

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