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Chinese Whole Fish with Black Bean Sauce


Chinese New Year, fish always means good sign, so fish dish is always welcomed by Chinese!













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1 x vegetable oil
or peanut oil, for frying
2 pounds fish
scaled and eviscerated, head off
2 tablespoons black beans, fermented
Chinese, rinsed well and drained
4 ½ teaspoons garlic
1 tablespoon mirin (sweet seasoning)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons ginger
1 ½ teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ cup all-purpose flour
Red pepper dipping sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
1 tablespoon soy sauce, dark
1 tablespoon dried red chiles
4 ½ teaspoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons scallions, spring or green onions
2 tablespoons ginger
minced fresh


In a large wok or pot, heat the vegetable oil to 400℉ (200℃).

Make 2 or 3 slashes diagonally across the flesh of each side of the fish.

In a small bowl, mash the black beans and garlic.

Add the rice wine, oil, ginger, sugar, pepper flakes, and salt, and whisk to combine.

Rub the mixture over the outside of the fish, rubbing onto the slashes.

In a shallow bowl, combine the cornstarch and flour.

Dredge the fish in the mixture and shake to remove any excess.

Carefully slide the flour-coated fish into the hot oil.

Fry until golden brown, about 5 to 8 minutes, turning as necessary with tongs.

Remove and drain on paper towels.

To serve, arrange the fried fish on a platter with the red pepper sauce and rice.

Garnish with the chopped green onions and serve immediately.

Red pepper dipping sauce:

Combine all the ingredients in a decorative bowl and mix.

Set aside at room temperature until ready to serve.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 182g (6.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 27526% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 768mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 74g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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