Tuesday, March 29, 2011

醋溜魚片/Cod, Snow Pea and Mushroom Stir-fried

I haven't made fish dishes for a long time and I was really craving it.  Since we have been eating very flavourful food for a while, I wanted to make something light and refreshing.  After going through my fridge, I came up with this recipe.  This fish dish was supposed to be made with river fish however all I had in my fridge was cod.  I used egg white to bring out the softness and cooking wine to balance the smell of ocean fish.  My 20 month-old daughter loved the fish, she kept asking more and more.  She ate a whole piece of fish just by herself which was never happened before.  This dish is simple and easy to make, I made this dish while making a side dish at a same time. It takes about 15 minutes.



Ingredients:

  • 10 oz cod
  • 10 water chestnut
  • 3 oz snow peas
  • 1 tbsp sliced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sliced ginger
  • 2 green onion
  • 4 white mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil

For the frying sauce:

  • half tsp salt
  • half tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp cooking wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water

To marinate the fish:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • a quarter tsp salt
  • a quarter tsp white pepper powder

Directions:

  • Slice the cod, make sure not to slice too thin.  Slice water chestnut and white mushrooms. Cut the green onion approximately an inch and a half long.  
  • Marinate the fish.  Mix all the frying sauce in a bowl.
  • Bring half a medium pot of water to a boil.  Blanche snow peas for a minute and then blanche water chestnut and white mushroom.  Transfer everything to a plate.
  • In a nonstick medium saucepan or a wok, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.  Add the marinated cod to cook.  Make sure to cook both sides - about 5 minutes, until the cod is well done.  Drain and then transfer to a plate.
  • Wash the pan and then heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.  Add garlic, ginger, green onion, water chestnut, mushroom and snow peas to fry.  Stir everything for about 2 minutes, add cooked fish and frying sauce.  Mix everything evenly.  Transfer to a serving plate.