Spicy tofu fish

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Spicy tofu fish


  • 1 fresh/frozen fish, cut into 2 cm x 2 cm pieces
  • 1 tsp Sichuan pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, mixed
  • 4 garlic cloves, cut in pieces
  • 1 ginger 2x2 cm square, cut into pieces
  • 2 spring onion, cut into pieces
  • 4 tsp starch or flour
  • 0.5 Kg tofu, cut into square pieces
  • Sichuan bean sauce
  • 0.5 tsp sugar
  • Shoaxing wine (or white wine)


Marinate fish for 20 min by combining with salt, half cup white wine, flour, pepper, bean sauce and eggs.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan. When hot, put the Sichuan pepper for 20 seconds, and remove from the pan.

Add garlic, spring onion and ginger to the pan and stir fry for < 1 min.

Add the marinated fish and 100 ml boiled water, turn down the fire and cook for 5 min.

Add tofu and stir a bit. Add sugar, pepper and taste. Adjust the taste with soy sauce, chicken stock etc.

Cook for another 5 min until the sauce thickens.

Serve with fresh spring onion pieces.

You can add more vegetables, it is important to pre boil them so the fish remains intact.

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