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Szechwan Hot Fish

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Ever since we have moved in to Indian School of Business, I have been trying to figure out a way to get fresh fish of my choice. Initially I was thrilled to see the seafood section in an online store called BigBasket. But my happiness was short lived when I found that it had no stock of the seafood we are fond of. Last week, I was pleasantly surprised to see pomfret available in the seafood section. Without wasting anytime I placed my order and was thrilled to finally get the much awaited fish in my hands. The next thought was what to prepare. It had been while since the last time I prepared seafood the Chinese way…ahem rather..the Indo-Chinese way.. ๐Ÿ™‚

After scanning the recipes in the book My Favourite Recipes Chinese by Bhanu Ravindran, I decided to make Szechwan Hot Fish and Vegetable Fried Rice. I tweaked the recipe to suit my requirement

 

 

Szechwan Hot Fish

Source: My Favourite Recipes Chinese by Bhanu Ravindran

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Szechwan Hot Fish
Ever since we have moved in to Indian School of Business, I have been trying to figure out a way to get fresh fish of my choice. Initially I was thrilled to see the seafood section in an online store called BigBasket. But my happiness was short lived when I found that it had no stock of the seafood
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For Marination
Servings
Ingredients
For Marination
Instructions
  1. Marinate the fish with lime juice, salt and pepper powder and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and shallow-fry them till golden brown on either side.
  3. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  4. Strain the oil and keep aside for further use.
  5. Heat 3 tablespoons of the strained oil in a pan.
  6. Add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger and saute for 10 seconds on high heat.
  7. Add the chilli paste (or 1-1/2 tbsps of Kashmiri Chili powder mixed in water), ajinomotto (if using), soy sauce and vinegar and mix well.
  8. Add the water and adjust the seasoning.
  9. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  10. Drop the fried fish into it and cook till the gravy starts to boil.
  11. Add the cornflour mixture and stir well.
  12. When the gravy thickens to your requirement, switch off heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  13. Garnish with chopped spring onion and serve with Rice or Noodles.
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  1. anonymous says:

    Love the colour of this dish, so simple to prepare. Will have to use the bottled red chilli paste or sambal oelek with white fish as we don’t get kashmiri chilli nor pomfret here.

  2. anonymous says:

    Love the colour of this dish, so simple to prepare. Will have to use the bottled red chilli paste or sambal oelek with white fish as we don’t get kashmiri chilli nor pomfret here.

  3. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hey You can use the red chilli paste and as for the fish, you can use any fish of your choice ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hey You can use the red chilli paste and as for the fish, you can use any fish of your choice ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. MThomas says:

    Tried this recipe and enjoyed it as this was a pleasant change from the monotonous way i used to cook fish. You could try ordering your fish from seatohome.com, the options are many there.

    Looking forward to more such simple and delicious recipes from you.

  6. MThomas says:

    Tried this recipe and enjoyed it as this was a pleasant change from the monotonous way i used to cook fish. You could try ordering your fish from seatohome.com, the options are many there.

    Looking forward to more such simple and delicious recipes from you.

  7. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a lot for your feedback Merin.. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so sweet of you to have sent the link..Unfortunately they don’t have service in Hyderabad.. :(.. Once again thanks a ton for trying to help me out..Truly appreciate it..

  8. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thanks a lot for your feedback Merin.. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so sweet of you to have sent the link..Unfortunately they don’t have service in Hyderabad.. :(.. Once again thanks a ton for trying to help me out..Truly appreciate it..

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