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Black Bean Fish
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Stewed fish with homemade black bean sauce
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Sichuan
Keyword: Black Bean, fish
Servings: 2
Calories: 328 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 fish ,under 700g (the bass I use is around 550g)
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. black bean sauce
  • 6-8 spring onion or scallion
  • 4 tbsp. cooking oil ,divided
  • 3-4 slices of ginger
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of water or stock
  • a small pinch salt if necessary
  1. Clean the fish and cut several cuts on the thick part of the fish meat. Drain completely. Coat the fish with a thin layer of cornstarch.
  2. Marinate with a small pinch of salt and 3-4 slices of ginger. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat around 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan and fry the fish until crispy on both sides. Place on side down and let the fish stay for 3-4 minutes over slow to middle fire. Then turn over and fry the other side.
  4. Move the fish to one side of the pan and fry scallion until aromatic. Place black bean sauce, water or stock in. Simmer for 3-4 minutes and slightly turn up the fire until the sauce is almost thickened.
  5. Add sections of 2 scallions and then heat around 2 tablespoons of hot oil. Pour the hot oil over the scallions.
  6. Serve hot!
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 99mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Vitamin A 7.2%
Vitamin C 8.2%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.