Szechuan Fish

barbara lentz


Great flavorful fish dish


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10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    fish your choice i used lake trout
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    shaoxing wine
  • 6 clove
  • 2
    green onions chopped white and green parts separated
  • 8 oz
    shiitake mushrooms stemmed and sliced
  • ·
    1 inch piece of ginger grated
  • 3
    star anise
  • 1 large
    cinnamon stick broke in pieces
  • 1 tsp
    ground szechuan pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    broad bean paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    chinese fermented beans

How to Make Szechuan Fish


  1. Mix the cornstarch, salt and wine and add the fish and marinate for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Add the oil to a large skillet. Toast the cinnamon stick and star anise for about 2 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and discard. Add the ginger, garlic, white parts of the green onion, mushrooms, and half of the szechuan pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook 1 minute
  3. Add the broad bean paste and fermented black beans and stir fry 1 minute. Add 2 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil reduce the heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add the fish and simmer 5 more minutes.
    In a separate pan add 2 tsp oil and the other half of szechuan pepper and red pepper flakes cook for 1 minute.
    Pour the szechuan oil over the fish in the other pan
    Stir in the green parts of the green onion and serve

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About Szechuan Fish

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Chinese

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