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Braised Fish With Deep Fried Bean Curd

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I normally do not like tofu but this Braised Fish With Deep Fried Bean Curd was an exception. The aroma and the taste of this Braised Fish With Deep Fried Bean Curd swept me off my feet. Easy!Enjoy!
  Fish 2 Pound (1 Piece)
  Fresh ginger root slices 2
  Scallion 1
  Bean curd cake 2
  Oil 4 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Sherry 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Water 3 Tablespoon

1. Prepare fish as in steps 1 and 2 of Basic Braised Soy Fish.
2. Shred ginger root. Cut scallion in 1/2 inch sections.
3. Cut each bean curd cake in 9 cubes. Heat oil to bubbling and deep-fry bean curd until light golden. Drain on paper toweling.
4. Heat the second quantity of oil until nearly smoking. Add salt, then fish; brown well on each side (about 3 minutes). Remove from pan.
5. Heat remaining oil. Add remaining salt, along with shredded ginger root, and stir-fry a few times. Add water and bring to a boil.
6. Add fish and bean curd. Top with scallion sections and simmer, covered, about 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a cup, blend cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, sherry, pepper and remaining water to a paste.
7. Transfer fish and bean curd to a warm serving platter, leaving liquids in pan. Stir in cornstarch paste, to thicken. Pour sauce over fish and serve.

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