How to make Fish in Hot Black Bean Sauce -

Pomfret fillets cooked in black bean sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Pomfret fillets (100 grams each), Hot black bean sauce (हॉट ब्लैक बीन पेस्ट)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Seafood

You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Seafood Machurian Bhapa Chingri Meen Kari Fish Curry

Fish in Hot Black Bean Sauce

Fish in Hot Black Bean Sauce Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
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Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fish in Hot Black Bean Sauce Recipe

  • Pomfret fillets (100 grams each) 4

  • Hot black bean sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onion bulbs 5

  • Fresh red chillies 2

  • Instant hot and sour soup powder 1 packet

  • Oil 2 tbsps + to deep fry

  • Ginger , chopped 1 inch

  • Oyster sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Schezwan chutney 1 tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens 2 stalks


Step 1

Diagonally slice spring onion bulbs. Halve fresh red chillies diagonally.

Step 2

Cut fish fillets into large pieces and put them into a bowl, add soup powder, mix well and set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a pan, slide in the fish pieces and deep-fry.

Step 4

Side by side, heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick wok, add spring onion bulbs, ginger, black bean sauce and oyster sauce, mix well and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add Schezwan chutney, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add red chillies and mix. Drain fish pieces and add to the wok and mix gently.

Step 6

Chop spring onion greens.

Step 7

Put the fish on a serving dish, garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

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