Braised Spicy Fish—Sichuan Style
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Famous Sichuan Style Braised whole Fish with Doubanjiang. Also named as doubanjiang fish

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: Braised, fish, Spicy
Servings: 2
Calories: 364 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 fresh water fish
  • 1.5 tablespoon doubanjiang
  • 2 teaspoons dou-chi
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 green round pepper
  • 1 red round pepper
  • 1 root ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onions
Marinating sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  1. Scale and wash the fish carefully. Marinade with 1 tablespoon of cooking wine and 2 teaspoons of salt. Do spread the salt evenly. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare other ingredients one by one.
  3. Add 1/2 tablespoon oil in pan and sauté the fish until both side are slightly golden brown. Then transfer the fish out.
  4. Heat up the left 1/2 tablespoon oil in pan. Add ginger, garlic and scallions to stir-fry until aroma with middle fire. Add doubanjiang and dou-chi in to stir-fry until you can see red oil.
  5. Return the fish back to the pan. Add 1 tablespoon of cooking wine and pepper shreds in. Cover the pan to cook for around 2 minutes and turn the fish over to continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  6. Transfer the fish out and garnish some chopped spring onions on top. I also add some pepper shreds as a decoration.
Recipe Notes

When sauté the fish, add the fish in when the oil in warm but not hot, otherwise the fish skin might be destroyed.

You can also add some vegetables or mushroom in to make this a balanced healthy dinner.

Nutrition Facts
Braised Spicy Fish—Sichuan Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 2419mg 101%
Potassium 1348mg 39%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 5g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 336.4%
Vitamin C 79.2%
Calcium 8.3%
Iron 22.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.