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Szechuan Fish Steak Recipe | Chinese Foods

Szechuan Fish Steak Recipe | Chinese Foods

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Courses, Seafood
Cuisine Asian, China
Servings 4


  • 1½ lbs haddock
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 2 tbsps cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • #Sauce#
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 slices ginger root
  • 2 chili peppers
  • 2 slices Szechuan Ja Chai pickle (see Cook’s Tip)
  • 1 dried chili
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 7 tbsps chicken stock
  • 3 tbsps soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps tomato paste
  • 2 tbsps Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps pale sherry


  • #Szechuan food is hot and this recipe makes a wonderfully zippy fish dish.# Cut fish into 2 x 1-inch oblong pieces. Rub with salt. Blend the cornstarch with the egg. Dip the fish in the egg mixture to coat on both sides.
  • Thinly slice the onion. Finely chop the garlic, ginger, chilies, pickle and dried chili.
  • Heat 4 tbsps oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and other chopped vegetables and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the stock, soy sauce, paste, Hoisin sauce, sugar, vinegar, and sherry. Stir over a high heat until well reduced.
  • Heat about 4 cups oil in a deep fryer. When hot, add the fish and fry for 2 minutes. Remove and drain.
  • Place them in the pan of sauce. Simmer in the sauce for 5 minutes before serving. #TlME# Preparation takes 10 minutes, cooking takes 10 minutes. #COOK’S TIP# If you cannot obtain the Ja Chai pickle, substitute your favorite hot pickle.
Keyword Fish recipes