Fish dishes are very important in Chinese cuisine as they often signify surplusage and prosperous connotations. Fish in Chinese recipes can be either steamed, deep fried or pan fried. I personally like deep fried versions. I just feel delight in the combination of crunchy fried fish with sauce drizzled over it. Red snapper in auspicious sauce is very delisious!
- 4 Red Snapper Blocks; marinade in salt and pepper
- 2 Egg Whites
- 2 1/2 tbsp Cornflour
- 4 cloves Garlic; chopped
- 2 inches Ginger; slivered
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
- 2 Small Tomatoes
- 1 tsp Ground Pepper
- 3 Medium Shiitake Mushrooms; sliced
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 2 tbsp Cooking Wine
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 10 tbsp Water
Red Snapper In Auspicious Sauce. Method:
Slice red, yellow bell peppers and tomatoes. Set aside first.
Next, slice mushrooms and place them next to garlic and ginger.
Prepare oil for deep frying. Dip fish blocks in egg white, coat lightly with cornflour and immerse into hot oil.
Fry all four blocks until fish turn golden light brown. Dish out and drain excess oil. Arrange onto serving plate.
To prepare sauce, on a clean wok, stir fry garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add in sliced mushroom, bell peppers and tomatoes. Stirfry a while before adding soysauce and sesame oil.
Add 3 tbsp water and cook a while. Add sugar and pepper to taste. Lower heat and add wine.
Add in cornflour mixed in water. Give the sauce a quick stir.
Once it starts to thicken, turn off heat.
Scoop sauce and drizzle over fried fish.
Garnish with greens (if you like).
Serve your Red Snapper In Auspicious Sauce piping hot!
Note: For a better tender taste you may add slices of lemon inside the fish.