Snakehead fish is a familiar food that can be processed into many delicious dishes. Today’s article will introduce you to a very unique steamed snakehead fish dish.

Steamed snakehead fish with gourd is an extremely cool and nutritious dish from the Southwest region. The flesh of the fish soaks up the sweetness from the gourd, steamed fish, so it still retains the nutrients and natural sweetness.

This rustic dish does not need to be seasoned with too many spices, in order to help eaters feel all the natural sweetness of the ingredients. Follow the simple recipe below to change the menu for the whole family!

15 minutes
20 minutes
Intended for
2 – 3 people

firstIngredients for steamed snakehead fish

Ingredients for steamed snakehead fishIngredients for steamed snakehead fish

2How to make steamed snakehead fish

Step 1 Process materials

Snakehead fish bought for you to clean, cut the mouth, gills and fins, rub with lemon and rub with salt and then wash with water to remove the slime and fishy on the fish. Then you Lightly cut the back of the fish so that when marinating the fish, it will be easier to absorb the seasoning.

Next, you cut the gourd lengthwise in half in a ratio of 7:3, then use a spoon to scrape off the inside of the gourd.

Finely minced 1 onion, slice the rest. Ginger peeled, cut in half, half minced, half sliced.

The scallions are cut from the root, smashed and then minced, the remaining scallions are thinly sliced ​​and soaked in water.

Mushrooms soaked in water until soft, then finely chopped. Cut the chili in half, remove the seeds in half, then cut the fibers, and mince the other half. Minced garlic.

Process materialsProcess materials

Step 2 Marinated snakehead fish

Give purple onion, onion root, minced ginger into a cup, next you put it in a cup 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1 teaspoon seasoning then mix well.

Next, Apply this mixture all over the fish. Then, put the ginger, red onion, and cut mushrooms into the fish’s belly.

Next, put the fish in the gourd with the remaining ginger, onion, and mushrooms and close the lid of the gourd. You can use string to fix the gourd so that the gourd does not fall off.

  Marinated fish Marinated fish

Step 3 Steamed snakehead fish

Prepare a steamer, pour water in, when the water boils, add the fish Steam for 20 minutes on high heat until fish is cooked.

Steam fish for 20 minutes Steam fish for 20 minutes

Step 4 Make dipping sauce

Put in the cup 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp lemon juice then stir to combine.

Finally, season to taste and then add minced garlic and chili.

Make dipping sauceMake dipping sauce

Step 5 Finished Product

When When the fish is cooked, you take it out, garnish with onions and sliced ​​chili and we have completed an extremely attractive steamed snakehead fish dish.

Steamed snakehead fish dish is very attractiveSteamed snakehead fish dish is very attractive


This fish dish when eaten with rice paper rolls with raw vegetables and sweet and sour fish sauce is nothing better. Snakehead fish meat is soft and sweet, blends with the scent of gourd very attractive.


4How to choose to buy delicious snakehead fish

You should buy fish in the harvest season or choose familiar places, markets or reputable food stores to buy delicious fish. Currently, BHX always has fresh products, fresh vegetables and quality assurance for you to choose from.

Should choose live snakehead fish because the fish will be fresh and less fishy than dead fish. Choose the right size, not too big or too small. The fish body is elongated, not too round, the flesh is firm, not mushy.

In addition, the fish is still fresh, the anus will be very small, when the anus has expanded, it may be that the fish has been decomposed, no longer fresh, the fish is dead, about to go rotten and sometimes has been impregnated with preservatives.

The fish is not delicious when it is preliminary, the fish meat is soft, has a bad smell, the fish belly has a lot of fat.

How to choose to buy delicious snakehead fishHow to choose to buy delicious snakehead fish

Hopefully with the sharing just now, you already know what delicious snakehead fish cook, wish you will successfully make steamed snakehead fish dish to enjoy with your family.