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Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish Recipe

Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish Recipe

Bean Sprouts with Salted Fish Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 100 g (31/2 oz) dried salted fish, soaked, rinsed, patted dry and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 red finger-length chillies, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 3 dried black Chinese mushrooms, soaked to soften and sliced (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 300 g (10 oz) bean sprouts
  • 2 spring onions, cut into short lengths
  • 4 stalks garlic chives (koo chye), cut into lengths
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Method :

  1. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat and stir-fry the salted fish until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes. Remove from the oil and set aside to drain.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, chillies and mushrooms to the wok and stir-fry over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the oyster sauce, sesame oil and rice wine, and mix for about 1 minute. Add the bean sprouts, spring onions and chives, increase the heat to high and stir-fry briskly for 2 to 3 minutes Transfer the vegetables to a serving platter.
  3. Season with the pepper and toss well Then sprinkle the fried salted fish and serve immediately.

Note : Soak the salted fish in water for 10 minutes before frying if the fish is heavily salted.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins

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Source :
the food of Singapore
Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City
by David Wong & Djoko Wibisono
photos by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
introduction by Lee Geok Boi

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See also Singapore Cooking “Chicken Braised in Soy Recipe”