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May 29, 2014

Chinese Five Fish and Vegetables

Chinese Five Fish and Vegetables ~ Juicy, spicy Fish with equally delicious vegetables makes this a tasty meal {just add mashed potatoes!} #Fish #ChineseFive #Seafood #LowFat
I do not post a lot of fish related recipes, simply because I normally mess up fish. Mine would come out either overdone {dry}, half raw or falling apart.

However, this Chinese Five Fish and Vegetables dish is a no-fail recipe, which I make often, and it is always a success.

The Chinese Five is a delicious spice, which is just about what makes this dish so wonderful. The Fish and the vegetables have their own flavor, but with the added spice, it just works great.

I found this recipe in one of my very few low-fat cook books years ago and have been making it since. This is from the Gesonde Gesinskos book {which I have adapted slightly over the years}

Chinese Five Fish and Vegetables ~ Juicy, spicy Fish with equally delicious vegetables makes this a tasty meal {just add mashed potatoes!} #Fish #ChineseFive #Seafood #LowFat

Be sure to use a white fish variety which will firm up, rather than fall apart, on cooking and is definitely on the list of sustainable fish. {The South-African list can be found HERE }

CHINESE FIVE FISH AND VEGETABLES

4 - 6 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

2 t Chinese Five Spice
2 TB Cornflour
6 Hake Medallions {Cod, Whiting or other sustainable types}
1 TB Vegetable Oil
5 Spring Onions, chopped
1 t Fresh Ginger, grated
250g Mushrooms, sliced
10 Baby Corn, sliced into small rings
2 TB Soy Sauce
3 TB Apple Juice
1 t Sugar
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Combine the Spice and Cornflour - coat the Hake in the mixture.
2.) Heat the Oil in a large pan or wok - add the Spring Onions, Ginger, Mushrooms and Corn - cook 2 - 3 minutes, stirring continuously.
3.) Add the Hake and cook 3 minutes - turn over the Hake and cook a further 2 minutes.
4.) Mix the Soy Sauce, Apple Juice and Sugar - pour over the Hake - cover and simmer another 3 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.

Season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper. Serve the Fish together with the vegetables and mashed potatoes. {and perhaps a small side salad}

Chinese Five Fish and Vegetables ~ Juicy, spicy Fish with equally delicious vegetables makes this a tasty meal {just add mashed potatoes!} #Fish #ChineseFive #Seafood #LowFat
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5 comments:

  1. I'm Chinese, and I'm wondering what this Chinese Five Spice consists of! We might call it something different over here :-)

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    1. Just looked it up. Here are the ingredients: Cinnamon, fennel, licorice root, anise, ginger, chili pepper, allspice and cloves. Hope that helps.

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  2. Yummy I love fish but same I rarely cook it. I like Chinese 5 spice :)

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  3. I love Chinese 5 Spice and this recipe looks like it would be delicious. I like that it is nice and easy with the vegetables and fish all in one dish. Thanks for sharing on Create Link Inspire.

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