Mala Steamed Fish 麻辣蒸鱼
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Serves: 2
  • 1 pc Barramundi fish, approx 200g
  • 8-10 pcs thinly sliced ginger
  • 3-4 stalks spring onions white parts only
  • 4-5 pcs dried chillies, soaked till soften, drained and cut into halves
  • 1 tbsp shredded ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp Mala paste
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • Dash of fish sauce
For Garnish:
  • Some shredded green parts of spring onion
  1. Pat the fish dry and place the fish on top of the spring onion and ½ of the ginger slices on a steaming plate. Place the remaining ginger slices on top of the fish.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of shaoxing wine to the fish.
  3. Place the plate in a steamer and steam on medium high heat for approx. 12-13 mins.
  4. Add the mala paste to a frying pan and stir fry with the dried chilies, minced garlic and shredded ginger till fragrant.
  5. Add water and sugar.
  6. Finish off with a dash of fish sauce.
  7. Pour the mala mixture over the steamed fish.
  8. Garnish as desired and serve hot immediately.
Recipe by Eat What Tonight at