Sze chuen yau jar yue

Sze chuen yau jar yue

Deep-fried fish, Sichuan-style

By
From
The Complete Asian Cookbook
Serves
4
Photographer
Alan Benson

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 x 375g whole firm white fish
2 tablespoons chinese wine or dry sherry
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornflour
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons chinese wine or sherry
1 teaspoon sugar
oil, for frying
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely grated
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chinese chilli bean sauce
4 spring onions, thinly sliced

Method

  1. Clean and scale the fish, leaving the head on. To clean the cavity, wipe inside the fish cavity with damp paper towel that has first been dipped in coarse salt. Trim any long spines or fins neatly. With a sharp knife score vertical cuts along both sides, almost to the bone, to allow seasonings to penetrate.
  2. In a bowl, combine the wine and light soy sauce, then pour over the fish, rubbing into the cuts. Set aside to marinate.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the cornflour and 1 tablespoon water to make a smooth paste, then stir in the dark soy sauce, wine and sugar. Set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok or large heavy-based frying pan over medium heat. Drain any excess marinade from the fish. When the oil is hot, deep-fry the fish, in batches, for about 3–4 minutes on each side, or until dark brown. Drain on paper towel briefly, then arrange on a serving platter.
  5. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of oil from the wok and cook the ginger and garlic over medium heat until golden. Add the chilli bean sauce, cornflour mixture and 250 ml water and stir constantly until it comes to the boil, clears and thickens. Add the spring onion and stir to combine, then pour the hot sauce over the fish and serve immediately with white rice.
Tags:
The Complete Asian Cookbook
Charmaine
Solomon
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