Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fried Fish Braised In Hot Bean Sauce

Have a few slices of fish in your freezer? No idea how to cook it yet? Well, here's a simple but delicious dish that goes great with plain white rice. You can use any type of fish, snapper, promfret, garoupa, stringray, the list goes on..... Try this dish, it's really easy!

1 pc sliced garoupa
15 whole garlic cloves, remove skin (choose the plump round ones)
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped red chilli
a bunch of coriander leaves, chopped (or spring onions)

For the braising sauce:
2 tbsp hot bean paste
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp soy sauce

Method :
  1. Clean, wash and pat dry fish slice. Fry fish on both sides until cooked and crispy.
  2. Fry whole garlic cloves in hot oil until golden brown. Remove, drain and put aside.
  3. Leave about 3 to 4 tbsp of oil and saute chopped garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add in hot bean paste and stir for about 1 to 2 mins. Add in oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce and water. Bring sauce to boil. Test for taste. Sauce should be a little salty and sweet.
  4. Add in fried fish and fried garlic cloves and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes, turning fish once halfway through.
  5. Dish up fish and thicken the sauce with a little cornstarch solution. Add in chopped coriander, stir and pour sauce over fish. Enjoy !


  1. I love quick recipes and always need new ways to make fish. Looks wonderful!

  2. Hi Lyndsey,
    Thanks for dropping by. Yup, our search for quick and easy recipes never ends!

  3. Hello, just dropping by to say I am sharing this recipe on my Wednesday post wandering links. thanks!