Fried Fish with Black Bean Sauce


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About this recipe: For a nice presentation, cook whole fish. You can substitute with fish fillets as well. This dish is delicious to eat with hot steamed rice.

Suhara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Serves: 4 

  • 1 whole fish, red snapper or tilapia
  • Flour for coating the fish
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fermented black bean sauce
  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 cm ginger, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour, make into a thin paste with a little water
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and cut into thin strips
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Pepper to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Clean fish, score both side and season with salt. Dredge fish with some flour.
  2. Heat oil in wok until hot and deep-fry the fish until crispy. Remove from heat and drain on paper towel. Then place on serving platter.
  3. Heat a little oil in pan saute the garlic, ginger and black bean until fragrant. Add the wine and saute for 2 minutes then add water, soy sauce and thicken with the cornflour paste.
  4. When the sauce is boiling and thick, remove from heat and pour over the fish. Garnish with red chilli strips and chopped green onions and serve hot.

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