Chock-a-block Fish in Black Beans Sauce Recipe


  • cup Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • tsp Sugar
  • 300 gms Fish
  • 1 cup Fish Stock
  • 2 tsps Dry Sherry
  • 2 tsps Soya sauce
  • tsp Garlic, chopped
  • tsp Ginger, chopped
  • 2 medium Spring Onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fermented Black Beans, chopped
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch mixed with 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp shredded Red Pepper (blanched 1 minute in boiling water)


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add fish and fry on both sides, until it turns golden. Remove to serving plate.
  2. Heat some more oil in the pan and add ginger, garlic and black beans.
  3. Stir-fry the fish on both sides. Season lightly with salt, then coat with flour.
  4. Add sherry, soya sauce, sugar and stock.
  5. When boiled, mix in blended cornstarch and let it thicken.
  6. Add spring onion, and garnish with red pepper.

Tip: Place a "bed" of celery and onions under fish when baking. Besides adding flavor, it will prevent the fish from sticking.

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