Fried Fish with a meaty Spicy Sauce
600 gm Garupa/Mau Yau
200 gm minced Pork [for my Muslim friends, omit this or use minced Chicken]
10 gm Young Ginger, slice
5 cloves Garlic, dice
8 Chill Padi, smash
8 gm Fresh Red Chillies, remove seeds
1/2 Tabsp Finely ground Tau Cheong
2 teasp Black Bean
1/8 teasp Salt
1/2 teasp Sugar
1 teasp Fish Sauce
Dash or two of Sesame Oil
2 Daun Limau Perut, remove centre vein & slice thinly, opt
Coriander leaves/Yin Sai
Thickening agent - 1 to 1 1/2 teasp Corn Flour mixed with 1/2 to 1 teasp water respectively
- Wash the Black Beans then chop.
- Deep fry the fish till crispy. Remove & drain off excess oil
- Drain off excess oil from wok leaving just suffient for sauteing/frying the following. Fry the garlic, ginger, limau perut leaves tau cheong, black bean, both chillies for 2 - 3 minutes.
- Add in the minced pork & stir fry for a while before adding water [just enough water to cover the level of the meat] then add the Fish Sauce & Sugar once boiling check for taste, adding salt if necessary.
- Add the Corn Flour solution to thicken & bring it to a boil. Finally ADD a dash or two of Sesame Oil.
- Pour on the fried fish & garnish with Coriander/Yin Sai leaves.
(a) Adding the daun limau perut gave it a Malaysian twist;
(b) Take note that the Black Bean is salty.
(c) Whenever you add any corn flour or any thickening agent like tapioca or potato flour, you must Always bring the dish to a Boil, then off fire otherwise you will get a floury uncooked taste.
(d) Never add too much Sesame Oil as the aroma and taste is very powerful and this should be added at the final stage of cooking in order to preserve its aroma and taste:)
(e) For my Muslim visitors, omit the non halal meat mentioned here Or Try with minced Chicken Fillet it would be just as good or, if not, Better and I can bet that your family would love this dish :)
I am not a Chef though I have attended both Baking and Cooking classes for more than 20 years and they have both been my Passionate endeavours in my kitchen and I would like to share them with my visitors as I believe that FOOD is the Glue that keeps family together and a well cooked home food beats the crap of going out or buying food although of course there is more work for the "Chef" at home, haha.
Till my next post, xoxo, Ophelia