Sichuan Fish

Ready in 1h

Try this Sichuan Fish recipe, or contribute your own.


1 Whole firm fish eg red
300 ml Groundnut oil
; diagonal slices
2 Fresh red chillies; halved,
; cut into fine
1 ts Sesame oil
; fine shreds, up to
2 1/2 Pieces fresh root ginger;
1 ts Chilli sauce
150 ml Fish stock or water
; fine shreds
; mullet
2 tb Shaoxing rice wine or dry
1 tb Flour
; 4
3 tb Yellow bean sauce
1 ts Caster sugar
1 tb Cornflour
2 Spring onions
2 Spring onions; cut into 1cm
; shreds
A few leaves of fresh
2 Cloves garlic; peeled and

Original recipe makes 1 servings



Prepare the fish, remove any scales and score both sides with two diagonal cuts towards the bone. Dry the fish well on a cloth or paper. Heat a wok and slowly pour in the oil down the sides. When hot, salt and roll the fish in flour. Put the fish in the oil to fry for about 4 minutes on each side until golden. While the fish is frying, mix the cornflour with 2tbsps of water. Remove and drain the fish on absorbent paper. Pour off the frying oil, leaving about 1 tablespoonful. Add the garlic and ginger, then stir fry for a few moments. Stir in the rice wine, the bean and chilli sauces and soy sauce. Pour in the stock and the cornflour paste, stir to the boil, replace the fish and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, trim the two spring onions and cut the leaves into shreds, leaving them attached to the white of onion, put into iced water to curl. Remove the fish from the wok, add the sliced spring onion, chillies, sugar and sesame oil, simmer to reduce to a lightly syrupy consistency. Return the fish to the wok, baste with the sauce and heat through. Serve garnished with the curled, drained spring onions and coriander leaves. DISCLAIMER(c) Copyright 1996 - SelecTV Cable Limited. All rights reserved. Carlton Food Network

Alert editor   
Calories Per Serving: 150 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

There are no reviews yet for Sichuan Fish. Be the first to review it!

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


There are no reviews yet. Be the first!

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free