song fish head, mullet, rabbit fish, dry tipo, vegetables
sis & bil came for dinner this evening on 10.9.2016.
i had mullet乌鱼 & rabbit fish知县鱼 in the freezer. & i was at sheng shiong the evening before & bought one whole song fish head松鱼头 for S$8.90. usually it is S$6.90 for 1/2 at sheng shiong so i don’t buy unless i go to chinatown market where they sell S$8 for one fish head.
made my own spicy black bean sauce for song fish head松鱼头
i had done the spicy bean sauce twice already.
this evening i did the best one yet. my sis & bil think it’s better than the ones we had outside. i think so too la…^^
so i had, for 1/2 song fish head松鱼头, a spicy black bean sauce mix of –
- 1.5 heap tbsp lee kum kee spicy black bean sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil)
- 2 tbsp mirin (optional)
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp corn flour
i mixed them cold to dissolve the corn flour & tasted the sauce. it was very good.
i then heat up a bit & the sauce became slight clumpy. i addd to the fish & steamed for 13mins in the steam oven.
fish was excellent as it was very fresh & the sauce was just perfect, spicy, tangy, not too sweet.
btw, this was also how hk street chun kee at commonwealth crescent food centre make their fish head.
i still have not decided if a slightly sticky, clumpy sauce is the best preparation. will experiment a little on that. 🙂
today’s mullet乌鱼 a bit small but we had lots of fish already so quite ok. the rabbit fish知县鱼 was ok too.
anyway we teochews all love these fishes, especially eating them with tau jeon, the fermented beans/paste.
so teochew steamed mullet乌鱼, great stuff! ^^
steamed dry tipo 递补鱼
my china relatives sent some steamed dry tipo 递补鱼 to my sis, so she brought me 2 packets + she steamed some for dinner.
it was ok, just slightly tough but not like when my mom did it (50 years ago). must think how to do this. maybe i will boil it for 1/2 hr instead to soften it then add dark sauce, braised & reduced. let’s see.
salted fish with celery
sis brought her favourite celery.
this her signature dish 拿手好菜, very good!
stir fried shanghai greens
& bil cooked the shanghai greens my sis brought also.
lots of food for 3pax dinner. i guess just fish & vegetables, ok healthy la… 🙂