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Fish Recipes

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Fried Fish in Spicy Sauce

8 dried mushrooms (Chinese type, if possible)
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup water (from soaked mushrooms)
1 teaspoon salt
6 slices fish
fat for deep frying
6 tablespoons vinegar
2 scallions (green onion) chopped coarsely
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons minced preserved ginger
2 tablespoons powdered ginger
1 tablespoon cornstarch or corn flour
3 tablespoons chopped parsley

Soak the mushrooms in water to cover for 30 minutes. Mix the flour, olive oil. ½ cup of the mushroom water and the salt to a smooth paste. Dip the fish in the mixture on both sides. Heat the fat to 360 degrees and fry the fish in it until brown.

Drain the mushrooms and chop fine, combine the mushrooms, vinegar, scallions, sugar, soy sauce, preserved and powdered ginger in a saucepan. Bring with the mixture to a boil and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Mix the cornstarch with the remaining half cup of water until smooth, and add, stirring constantly until the boiling point is reached. cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Arrange the fish on a platter and sprinkle with the parsley. Pour the sauce over it and serve.


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