Asian Baked Snapper with Mushrooms
An easy and tasty way to get your protein and omega 3 fatty acids is with this baked red snapper and mushroom dish. Slices of lemons, limes, shiitake mushrooms and chilli add a zingy flavour to the dish.
Healthy baked red snapper with mushroom and chili – packed full of fish oil and omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals
Soak dried shiitake mushrooms in a bowl of water to rehydrate them. Once they are sufficiently soft, trim the stalks of the shiitake mushrooms and cut them into thin slices.
To preheat the microwave oven for grilling, press DOUBLE GRILL/GRILL once to select Double Grill. Turn the dial to set the cooking time at 10 minutes. Cut slits into the sides of the fish with a sharp knife and season it with salt, pepper and sugar, rubbing the seasoning into the slits. This helps to better season the fish and lets it cook more evenly.
Place fish on the tray together with the lemons, limes, shiitake mushrooms and chilli.
Place the fish in in the preheated microwave oven and reset the cooking time to 20 minutes. Test the fish by inserting a skewer. It should be able to slip in and out easily. Garnish with coriander and spring onions.
Tips: You can use any firm white fish instead of snapper for this dish. A whole fish is recommended over fillets because the latter is easy to overcook.