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Steamed Fish with Fermented Bean Paste | Steamed Fish with Taucu [Nyonya Cooking]

Steamed Fish with Fermented Bean Paste | Steamed Fish with Taucu [Nyonya Cooking]

Hey guys, welcome to Nyonya Cooking! One of the most popular videos of all times in the history of Nyonya Cooking is the video on steamed fish If you had not checked that out, click the link in the description box below That is one of the simplest recipe that I would recommend for you to try which is also very delicious and healthy Steamed fish is so popular There are actually many variations of steamed fish Today, I am going to show you how to prepare steamed fish with fermented bean paste It is slightly spicy and salty It is really delicious because of the fermented bean paste The sauce is very appetizing So, let’s look at the ingredients that are needed First of all, get hold of fresh fish Here I have seabass You may use any types of white fish Let’s move on to the rest of the ingredients We need a bit of chillies, fermented bean paste, Garlic, shallots, soy sauce, oyster sauce minced ginger, sliced ginger and scallions for garnishing the dish As for the chillies, they are minced and then pounded You may just minced them only Do not need to pound them It’s up to your preference Just that I like the chillies to be really fine The pounded garlic would be used in the sauce as well whereas, the sliced chillies would be steamed together with the fish Before we begin cooking, I’m boiling some water in a wok While it is boiling, we are going to prepare the sauce for the fish Let’s move on to preparing the sauce Make sure the pan is heated Then, add in the oil Add the pounded chillies, garlic, shallots and ginger Saute at medium heat so that the ingredients would not be burnt Then, add the fermented bean paste, oyster sauce and soy sauce Due to the soy sauce, oyster sauce and fermented bean paste, this dish might be a bit salty Therefore, add a bit of sugar to balance the taste Just about 1 teaspoonful of sugar will do This dish is almost done Once the sauce is ready, this is how it looks like Leave it aside and steam the fish Steam the fish for about 6 minutes after which the sauce is then added Then, continue steaming the fish for a further 6 minutes It’s not going to need more than that I’ve butterflied or kited the fish This will enable the fish to cook faster Make 2 slits on the back of the fish to allow the fish to cook faster Place some ginger slices all over the fish to get rid the fishy taste That’s what I really dislike about fish This is the reason why the need to get fresh fishes Ensure the water in the wok is boiling before putting the fish in You may use any pan or plate to place the fish I am using a pyrex ware So, steam it for 6 minutes Then, we get back to it Place fish into the wok carefully and cover it It had been 6 minutes already So, we are going to check on the fish Almost done Remove the ginger slices Then, place the sauce that was prepared earlier all over the fish That’s all, really Now, steam it for another 6 minutes Then, we are going to remove it from the wok and I’m going to show you how delicious this dish can be In total, it had been about 12 minutes That means, it’s ready Switch off the stove Let’s check on the fish Remove the fish carefully from the wok It may not look pleasant to the eyes If you wish to make it more presentable, you may use fillet instead as some might be turned off by the appearance of a whole fish It is really your preference I like it like this Place some spring onions over it This is how it looks like It is really delicious and best eaten when it is piping hot which means right now I’m going to show you how it tastes Of course, I must do the taste test for you The flesh is just so soft and came off easily Put a bit of sauce and some scallion Hmmm……mmmm This is extremely delicious So very appetizing It’s slightly spicy and of course, salty due to the fermented bean paste So delicious… As it is best eaten immediately, therefore, the moment this video finishes, I’m going to dig in with a bit of white rice My favourite So, I hope you enjoyed this video and also this recipe, as usual The full recipe will be on Once you have tried this recipe or this dish or other recipes, send me photos of them through the website because it will inspire others to cook and also makes me really happy So, give this video a thumbs up while you are here Subscribe to nyonyacooking to get more videos like this or subscribe to our newsletter Then, we’ll send the recipes to you directly to your inbox Till then, I hope to see you again Happy Cooking!

45 comments on “Steamed Fish with Fermented Bean Paste | Steamed Fish with Taucu [Nyonya Cooking]

  1. hi, did u marinate the raw fish with salt before steam it? or not necessary due to taucu is salty? entire video looks awesome👍

  2. Dear Grace, I cooked this dish today. I used salted black soya beans to replace taucu, thus the sauce come out black color, but the dish is delicious. My hubby loves this dish. Thanks for your recipe. I love your recipes which is Short and Sweet.

  3. Hi Grace! I realized you say the wrong ingredient very frequently! Haha! Anyway, I love the taste of taucu! But, my Chinese hubby from China doesn't like them. 🙁

  4. thanks for the recepis i one of very love in cooking
    i will try on monday n will inform u after i do cooking

  5. Yummy! One of my favorite Chinese dishes. Please share the recipe on how to do ginger fish. By the way, you are looking so sweet. Thank you..

  6. thank you so much for your videos! i am such a fan! i have recently started cooking and i've learnt it all from you~ i moved to Amsterdam this year and missed Asian food so much!

  7. You should have discarded the water from the steamed fish or you will get bad fishy smell when it cool.

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