Hunan-style steamed fish

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Whole freshwater fish; (such as carp),
(1-1/2 to 2 lbs)
Salt (optional)
2 ounces Fermented black beans; (Chinese)
2 smalls Fresh, hot, red chiles; finely chopped
½ teaspoon Minced gingerroot
½ teaspoon Minced garlic
2 Green onions; chopped
1 teaspoon Sherry (more to taste)
1 tablespoon Lard (or double amt. OIL)

Rinse fish and pat dry. Cut one long diagonal slit or several crosswise slits in each side. Sprinkle fish inside and out with salt to taste. Place fish on platter for steaming. Rinse black beans and drain. Chop coarsely, if desired. Combine black beans, chiles, ginger, garlic and onions. Spread bean mixture on top of fish and sprinkle with sherry. Set lard on fish or sprinkle with oil. Place fish in steamer and steam, covered, 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

Makes 4 to 6 servings (C) 1992 The Los Angeles Times Posted to EAT-L Digest 29 Sep 96 Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 16:46:07 -0500 From: LD Goss <ldgoss@...>

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