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Ham Stuffed Bass

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  Snapper/Carp/bass 3 Pound
  Dried chinese mushrooms/1/3 cup numbers fresh mushrooms 6
  Chinese dried shrimp/1/2 cup cooked shrimp 6
  Smoked ham 1⁄8 Pound, diced
  Water chestnuts 6 , diced
  Minced parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Minced scallions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ice water 2 Tablespoon
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Minced ginger root 2 Teaspoon
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1) Split the fish and debone, remove the head.
2) Remove the meat of the fish carefully with tearing the skin.
3) If dried mushroom and shrimp are used, soak them in lukewarm water for 15 minutes.
4) Drain the mushrooms and shrimps.

5) Chop the fish meat, mushrooms and shrimps.
6) In a bowl, mix the fish, mushrooms, shrimps, ham, water chestnuts, parsley, scallions, salt, pepper, ice water, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
7) Mix well spread on the inner side of the fish skin and form into a mound.
8) Cover with the other side of the fish skin and press edges together.
9) Secure with toothpick if necessary.

10) Dip the fish in remaining cornstarch.
11) In a wok heat the remaining oil and brown fish on both sides.
12) In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, sherry, sugar, ginger and water.
13) Pour the soy sauce mixture over the fish, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
14) Turn the fish once while cooking.

15) Serve the fish carefully on a warm serving platter and pour the sauce over it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Slow Cooked
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 676 Calories from Fat 371

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.4%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 120 mg40%

Sodium 901.1 mg37.5%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.96 g3.8%

Sugars 3.5 g

Protein 52 g103.8%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C 13.5%

Calcium 8.2% Iron 6.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ham Stuffed Bass Recipe