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tophergrace08's picture
another sumptuous dish from the Philippines served right here exclusively on!
  Fish 1 Kilogram, cut into serving pieces or halved (preferably grouper, tilapia/ st. peter's fish & milkfish)
  Cooking oil 4 Tablespoon
  Black beans 180 Gram (1/2 cup balck beans in can , fermented/in brine syrup, drain the syrup or brine)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For frying and saute)
  Ginger 100 Gram, skinned minced
  Garlic 45 Clove (225 gm), minced
  Onion 2 , thinly sliced
  Plump tomatoes 2 Small, sliced
  Black peppercorn 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Soy sauce 23 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon

the fish:
clean the fish or remove scale if using tilapia/st. peter's fish or milk fish. drain well. fry in cooking oil until brown. drain in paper towels. arrange in a large platter. set aside.

the "tausi" sauce:
heat a wok or a sauce pan. put cooking oil. saute ginger and garlic until fragrant. add onion and tomatoes. cook until onion is transluscent. pour in the black beans, and ground black peppercorns. stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.

add water, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. mix gently. bring to boil. remove from heat.

the final step:
set the fried fish on a deep bowl or deep platter, pour over the fried fish the "tausi" sauce.

serve immediately.
for gourmet cooking: add bell pepper and use grouper as fish

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Bean, Fish
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Tausi is a filipino loan word from fukien chinese, meaning Tao= Beans and Si= Fermented/In Brine (salt and water) which simply means in english Fermented Black Beans. Tausi is just another common dish in the Philippines that is commonly served at lunch. i for one self, love this dish specially if the fish used is a grouper. you will surely love the unique taste of this dish that comes with an exquisite aroma that "tausi" gives!
fish in black bean sauce

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1459 Calories from Fat 1013

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 115 g176.2%

Saturated Fat 15.4 g77%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 104 mg34.7%

Sodium 4039.4 mg168.3%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 8.7 g34.9%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 56 g112.3%

Vitamin A 10.8% Vitamin C 39.5%

Calcium 18.4% Iron 32.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


shantihhh's picture
I love using the Chinese fermented black beans. They give adistinctive and wonderful taste to a dish. This looks yummy! Shanti/Mary-Anne
tophergrace08's picture
thanks mary anne!
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
What a great combination of fish and black beans? Thia tausi is looking absolutely delicious. It is also good that this recipe is simple and easy. Thanks topher for sharing this nice recipe.
tophergrace08's picture
yes ganesh, its really simple. just fry the fish and saute onions, garlic and the beans. once cooked, just pour the tausi sauce over the fish and viola! a sumptuous meal right in front of you. btw, thanks too! :D
Tausi Recipe, Fish In Black Bean Sauce