An ideal menu for those who like highly spiced food. the Smoked Fish Slices (fresh fish marinated and spiced to taste like smoked fish) make a delicious, unusual hors doeuvre, while the strong-tasting Stewed Pork Flavoured with Dried Squid dish is offset by the vegetable rice to make a substantial meal.
Smoked Fish Slices ()
450 g (1 lb) cod fillet or any other firm white fish, cut into matchbox- sized pieces
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
pinch of salt
3 spring onions, finely chopped
2 slices root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
250 ml (8 fl oz) water
50 g (2 oz) sugar
1/2 teaspoon 5-spice powder
600 ml (1 pint) vegetable oil
Preparation time: 15 minutes plus marinating
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
2. Remove the fish from the marinade and drain. Pour the marinade into a pan and bring to the boil. Add the spring onions and ginger, together with the water, sugar and 5-spice powder. Simmer until reduced by half, then strain the sauce through a sieve into a bowl.
3. Heat the oil in a wok to 180 degree C or 350 degree F, or until a
cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Drop in a few pieces of fish at a
time. Fry for about 4 minutes or until crisp and golden brwon. Remove
the fish pieces from the oil, drain on paper towels, then put into the
sauce for about 5 minutes. Remove the fish pieces from the sauce and
allow to cool on a plate. Serve cold as an hors doeuvre.
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