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Szechwan Hot Fish Recipe

Szechwan Hot Fish is a popular Chinese Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 21 April, 2017
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Chinese Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 3
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  • 500 g - fish steaks
  • 1 small finely chopped Onion
  • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped Garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped Ginger
  • 1 tbsp chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp - ajinomoto (MSG) (Optional)
  • 1/2 tbsp - soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp - Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp + 3 tbsp - Corn flour + water (mix both and keep aside)
  • 3 tbsp - chopped Spring onions
  • water as required
  • salt to taste
  • For Marination:
  • 1 tsp - Lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp - pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • How to Make Szechwan Hot Fish:

    1. Marinate the fish with lime juice, salt and pepper powder and keep aside for 30 minutes.
    2. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry them till golden brown on either side. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.
    3. Strain the oil and keep aside for further use.
    4. Heat 3 tablespoons of the strained oil in a pan.
    5. Add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger and saute for 10 seconds on high heat.
    6. Add the chilli paste, ajinomoto (if you are using it), soy sauce and vinegar and mix well.
    7. Add the water and adjust the seasoning. Bring the mixture to a boil.
    8. Drop the fried fish into it and cook till the gravy starts to boil.
    9. Add the corn flour mixture and stir well.
    10. When the gravy thickens to your requirement, switch off heat and transfer to a serving plate.
    11. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve with rice or noodles.
    12. Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections


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