Print-Stir-Braised Fish With Fried Tofu Cutlets (Threadfin/Ma Yau)

INGREDIENTS

Main :

  • Threadfin slices – sub-divided into four, getting rid of the bone in the middle. Marinated the fish with Salt, Black Pepper (all to taste) and a little of Corn Flour.

Side :

  • Sliced Ginger, Onion, red Chilli, Scallion, red Carrot (not in pict.) and Parsley/Coriander.
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    Fried-tofu stick.

Seasoning :

  • Oyster Sauce (U do need a little more, since this is the main flavor), Sesame Oil, White pepper, Shaoxing wine and a little Cornstarch mixture as thickening agent. All to taste. ** Note : Just dash/pinch of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice (no rocket scientific measurement here). Always taste your Seasoning !!!
METHOD

Start by marinating the fish with Salt, Black Pepper (all to taste) and a little of Corn Flour. Deep-fry the Fish till Golden-brown – abt 4-5 mins.  Transfer out to drain-off excess oil. Set both aside.This can be done in advance.

Saute the sliced Ginger, Onion, red Carrot and chopped Garlic till aromatic. Add a little water and bring to boil (this will ur gravy). Turn heat to medium, add fish (mix well), simmer a while then add the Tofu (mix well). Turn the heat back up, bring to boil. Turn heat to low, simmer till sauce slightly thicken/or add the Corn-starch mixtutre – for abt 5 mins. Add the Scallion, Parsley and Chilli. Add all the Seasoning Ingredients. Give a few quick stir. Ur plate of delicious “Braised Fish With Fried Tofu Cutlets (Threadfin/Ma Yau)” is ready to be served hot.

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