Fried Fish in Black Bean Sauce

A delicious oriental dish – fried fish further cooked with black bean sauce. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Fried Fish in Black Bean Sauce

Main Ingredients Fish fillets, Black bean sauce
Cuisine Thai
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Fried Fish in Black Bean Sauce

  • 2 Fish fillets basa cut into medium pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Black bean sauce
  • for deep-frying Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Cornflour/ corn starch
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil (til oil)
  • 1 medium Onion cut into cubes and layers separated
  • 2 Spring onion bulbs chopped
  • for garnishing Spring onion greens chopped 2 tablespoons
  • ½ inch Ginger sliced
  • ½ medium Green capsicum diced
  • 6-7 Button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • a pinch Sugar
  • for garnishing White sesame seeds


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a pan.
  2. Put fish fillets, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, crushed peppercorns and salt in a bowl and mix well. Slide the fillets into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till golden. Add spring onion bulbs and 1 tablespoon spring onion greens and mix well. Add ginger and green capsicum, mix and sauté for a minute. Add mushrooms, mix and remove the pan from heat.
  4. To prepare sauce, put black bean sauce, fish sauce, crushed peppercorns, salt and sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  5. Mix remaining cornstarch with some water to make a smooth slurry.
  6. Place the vegetable pan back on heat. Add fried fish and mix well. Add black bean sauce mixture and mix again.
  7. Add cornstarch slurry, mix and cook on high heat for a minute. Add remaining spring onion greens and mix well.
  8. Serve hot garnished with spring onion greens and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Info

Calories 895
Carbohydrates 37.9
Protein 37.8
Fat 65.3
Other Fiber Choline- 2008.6mg