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Fish in Black Bean Sauce

My husband called me and said he was so busy at his work so he won’t be coming for lunch at home yesterday. I told him “Ok, but I made something good… I made fish!”. Everyone know when it comes to food I am never kidding. He rushed home lightening fast curiously searched for what were there in the kitchen.

It was this simple dish…. Fish in black bean sauce. The smell of crispy deep fried whole fish took over the room. The flavourful black bean sauce with pepper and spring onion coated the fish and dripped down to the plate.

Fish in Black Bean Sauce


500 gm Fish (See how I deal with the fish here)

For Sauce:

4 cloves garlic- minced

1/2 cup sliced ginger

2 banana peppers or green chili- sliced

2 tbsp black beans paste

2 1/2 tbsp sugar

2 1/2 tbsp vinegar

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1 spring onion- sliced

3/4 cup vegetable stock

1 tbsp oil

How to cook:

Deep fried whole fish- see how I do it

Heat oil in the pan over the medium heat.

Add garlic, ginger and chili, then sauté for few minutes or until fragranced.

Add black beans paste, sugar, vinegar, light soy sauce and vegetable stock and bring to boil.

Cook further for few minutes until sugar dissolve and the sauce become slightly thicken.

Throw some spring onion in and pour the sauce over deep fried fish.

Serve hot with rice or salad.

See how easy it is to make your husband home 🙂 He ate attacked the fish really fast and if he could, I knew he would even swallow those bones, too. The fish came out super perfect. The meat was tender and soft against the crispy crunchy skin drenching in savory black beans sauce. “It’s so good!..It’s so delicious!” he couldn’t stop saying even after it was all gone. Mission accomplished! Now let see which dish is going to make him buy me a new diamond ring 🙂


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