Steamed Bass in Salted Black Beans Recipe

Steamed Bass in Salted Black Beans Recipe

Ingredients :

750 g sea bass

1/6 cup bamboo shoots

4 Chinese dried mushrooms, soaked

3 cloves garlic

1/8 cup pork fat

2 slices ginger root, peeled

3 scallions

2 tablespoons salted black beans

1 tablespoon lard

1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

 

Sauce

2 teaspoons sugar

1 tablespoon rice wine

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons stock

 

Garnish

Shredded scallions

Chinese parsley

 

Method :

Scale, gut and clean the fish thoroughly. Bring a pot of water to the boil and plunge in the fish. Remove the fish immediately as soon as the water starts to boil again. Place on a plate. Dice the pork fat, bamboo shoots and mushrooms into small cubes. Crush one clove garlic with the salted black beans. Finely chop the remaining garlic with ginger root and onions. Mix the sauce in a jug or bowl. Heat up the lard or oil. First fry the garlic, ginger root and onions. When they start to turn golden, add the crushed garlic and black beans followed by the pork, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and the sauce mixture. Bring it to the boil, then add the cornstarch mixed with a little cold water. Stir to make into a smooth sauce. Pour it all over the fish. Place the fish in a steamer and steam vigorously for 20 minutes. Serve hot.

 

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