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Chinese Cooking, Salt & Pepper Mahi Mahi [Sep. 4th, 2012|04:24 pm]

(front to back) potstickers sichuan style, salt and pepper mahi mahi served over braised bok choy and mixed vegetables, green tea steamed rice, Lottie with milk

It's a somewhat fancy presentation but not too hard. And the ingredients aren't expensive or hard to find. I used frozen fish fillets and frozen veggies, which also makes it more affordable. The potstickers are also frozen and pre-made. (Though making your own is fun, it's time-consuming.)

Salt & Pepper Fish

  1. Defrost (if applicable) and pat the fish fillets dry with a paper towel.
  2. Cut into 1" sections.
  3. Lightly dredge fish in seasoning mix:
    • 3 parts salt

    • 2 parts ground pepper

    • 1 part sugar

    • 1 part corn starch

  4. Heat 1" of oil in a wok or skillet.
  5. Fry fish in batches (to prevent heat drop or sticking)
  6. Remove and drain on rack or brown paper
  7. Optionally, just before serving, stir fry chilis or onions to top.

Postickers, Sichuan Style

  1. From frozen, microwave potstickers to thaw and partly cook.
  2. Heat a wok or small skillet
  3. When it's hot, add oil and dried chilis and ground sichuan or long pepper
  4. After a few moments to infuse the oil, add the potstickers
  5. After 30 seconds, add 1 cup chicken stock, 2-4 tbsp soy sauce, 1-3 cloves chopped garlic
  6. Cover and simmer until time to serve, at least 1 minute

Happy cooking!

[User Picture]From: gilmorelion
2012-09-05 12:03 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: tilt_longtail
2012-09-05 12:57 am (UTC)
*invites myself over*

*shows up in fursuit*
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-09-05 03:31 am (UTC)
*welcomes you happily*

*tries not to spill food on your fur*
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[User Picture]From: iamweasel_2112
2012-09-05 02:41 am (UTC)
Wow that looks delicious!
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[User Picture]From: wyoon
2012-09-05 12:53 pm (UTC)
oh gosh I see this right before I try and find something for breakfast.... *drools*
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[User Picture]From: skyote
2012-09-05 05:36 pm (UTC)
That all looks delicious! I'm surprised how simple the salt and pepper fish is, I'll definitely have to try that. Love your potsticker method, too! Good thing we have a bag in the freezer *plots*
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-09-06 03:47 am (UTC)
Definitely give it a shot. Both recipes are pretty simple and will work wonderfully to dress up common frozen ingredients.
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2012-09-06 10:14 am (UTC)
I wonder if the fish would work when baked or grilled, rather than actually immersed in oil? I'll have to give it a shot. ^_^
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