Spicy stir-fry fish (紅燒炒魚)

Ingredients (to marinate fish):

  • Grouper fish (cut into pieces) 600gm
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Sesame oil 2 tsp
  • Pepper Pinch

Ingredients (to steam fish):

  • Ginger (sliced)
  • Spring onion ( bottom part)

Ingredients (to stir-fry):

  • Cooking oil 30gm
  • Garlic 8 cloves
  • Ginger (sliced) 12 slices
  • Onion (cubed) 1 whole
  • Lemon grass 2 stalks
  • Curry leaves 5 stalks
  • Tamarind slice 2 slices
  • Fresh red chilli (deseed) 2
  • Small red chilli (deseed) 5
  • Dried red chilli (deseed) 8
  • Spring Onion
  • Coriander

Ingredients (sauces):

  • Fermented bean paste 2 tsp
  • Sugar 1/2 tsp
  • Chinese wine (紹興酒) 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Water 50ml
  • Corn flour (for thickening) 1 tsp

Method:

Step 1: Marinate fish for minimum 15mins

Step 2: Place in sliced ginger and spring onion, steam marinated fish on small/medium fire for 5-8mins. This method helps to kill fishy smell, discard ginger, spring onion and steamed water and set aside.

Step 3:

  • Heat up oil
  • Stir-fry garlic, ginger and onions until fragrant

  • Add in lemon grass and curry leaves, continue to stir-fry for 2-3mins
  • Add in all chillis and continue to stir-fry on medium/high heat

Step 4:

  • Add in steamed fish and stir for another 1-2mins

  • Pour in half mixed sauces and cook on high heat

  • Mix in corn flour in the remainder sauces
  • Pour the remainder sauces for thickening purposes, stir on high heat for another 1mins
  • Add in spring onion and coriander and done!

Chinese style Stir-fry Kung Po Sliced Pork

Marinate Ingredients:

  • Pork (sliced) 200gm
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Soya sauce 2 tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Sesame oil 1 tsp

Stir-fry Ingredients:

  • Cooking oil 2 tbsp
  • Sliced garlic 3 – 5 cloves
  • Cubed onion 1 whole
  • Sliced ginger 6 – 8 slices
  • Capsicum (optional) Half
  • Dried Chilli 5 – 10 pcs
  • Spring Onion
  • Coriander

Sauces:

  • Soya sauce 2 tsp
  • Dark soya sauce 2 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar 1/2 tsp
  • Water 1 tbsp

Step1: Heat up oil, stir-fry sliced garlic and ginger until fragrance, add in cubed onions and capsicums and continue to stir-fry for another 2-3mins

Step 2: Add in marinated sliced pork, stir-fry until fully cooked, about 3-5mins.

Step 3: Add in dried chilli and sauces, continue to stir-fry until sliced pork is well coated. Taste it and adjust sauces accordingly.

Lastly, add in spring onions and coriander and stir for a while. Dish up and serve!

Tips:

  • Can substitute pork with chicken
  • Can add some corn flour to marinate the pork if you prefer smoother texture
  • To get thinner slice, slice the pork while is half frozen
  • I used pork fillet (梅肉) cause it is lean and soft, you may replace with half lean meat