Braised Fish in Spicy Black Bean Sauce

Braised Fish in Spicy Black Bean Sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • 300g mackerel fish, sliced into 2 pieces
  • 1 tbsp shredded ginger
  • 2 whole garlics, crushed
  • 1 pc red chili, sliced
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil (for pan frying fish)
  • 200ml water
  • 1 tbsp spicy bean sauce
  • 1 tbsp black beans
  • 1 tsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • dash of salt
  • some diced spring onion (for garnishing)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak the black beans in some water very briefly, around 1 minute to remove some of the saltiness. You can soak it slightly longer if you prefer even less salty. Drain well thereafter.
  2. Rinse and pat dry the fish. Apply dash of salt all over it. This can prevent the fish from breaking up during cooking. Heat up the cooking oil in a frying pan and pan fried the fish on both sides until slightly brown (Be sure to use a non stick pan.) Remove the fish and drain well on paper towel.
  3. Continue with the same pan, stir fried the garlics, shredded ginger and sliced chilli until fragrant.
  4. Add the spicy bean paste, black beans, light soya sauce, sugar and water and bring it to a boil.
  5. Add the pan fried fish and allowed the fish to simmer in the sauce for approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Dish and serve. Garnish with some spring onion as desired.
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