Dec 31, 2008

Fishhead & Bittergourd w/Preserved Black Bean

One of my weekday home-cooked meal last week...

Aunt's Recipe:

1no Fish head (approx 700g)***
1no Bittergourd (slice thinly)
50g Carrot (slice thinly)
1no Garlic (crushed)
2slices Ginger
1 1/2tbsp (25g) Preserved black bean (Rinse & soak in water for 4-5mins, drain)

***Cut into big pieces, season with 2tsp light sauce, 1/4tsp sugar & 1/2tsp sesame oil for 30mins. Lightly dusted with potato starch & deep fried.

200ml Stock *
1/2tsp Sugar
2tsp Oyster sauce
1tsp Dark sauce
2tsp Sesame oil
1tbsp wine
Thickening: 1 tsp cornflour mix w/1tbsp water

*if using water instead of stock, have to adjust the seasoning to taste.

1. Heat oil to fry garlic & ginger till fragrant.
2. Add carrot & preserved black bean fry till aromatic.
3. Add bittergourd, fry for 2 mins.
4. Add sauce & simmer till bittergourd soften.
5. Add fried fishhead & thickening. Stir well & garnish with cut chilli & coriander & serve.


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