Nowadays, life is innovating, so tofu (cooking pot) is no longer used much, so people gradually store fish with metal pots, rice cookers… But for Southern people in particular and those who have eaten fish before. These are all recognized, the braised fish in the bowl still has a delicious, more characteristic taste.
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How to make delicious Southern style braised fish
Ingredients for braised fish
- Snakehead fish: about 1 kg (also you can choose catfish such as: catfish, catfish, catfish… as long as they are fresh)
- Bacon: 200 gr
- Young coconut juice: 1 fruit
- Sweet soy sauce
- Dried onions, minced garlic, some fresh chili
- Condiments include: fish sauce, salt, sugar, pepper, seasoning
How to make Southern Braised Fish
Step 1: Prepare and marinate braised fish
– Snakehead fish: after buying, remove the viscera, scale, remove the fins, clean the opaque white membrane in the abdomen. (For catfish, you can use kitchen ash or pour boiling water and then scrape off the outer mucus layer), soak the fish in a solution of salt water and vinegar for 5 minutes to completely eliminate the fishy smell, wash the fish. Rinse with water until clean. Then, marinate the fish with a little soy sauce, salt, seasoning, fish sauce for about 30 minutes.
– Bacon: also wash with salt water, rinse and then cut into bite-sized pieces.
– Chili washed, sliced.
– You mix 120 ml of sweet soy sauce with 50 ml of fish sauce and young coconut water for a smooth mixture.
Step 2: Fish stock
– You put the pot on the stove to heat the pot, then add a little cooking oil to boil, then add minced garlic and saute until fragrant and then add the chili to fry.
– Put the bacon and stir until the meat is slightly cooked, then turn off the heat and put the pot down.
– You put the fish in a bowl, you just put the fish on top of the pork belly, put the whole fish marinade into the pot. Finally, you always add a cup of mixed water of young coconut + soy sauce + fish sauce and put the pot back on the stove, on high heat for the fish to boil.
– When you see the fish pot is boiling, lower the heat just to simmer, season to taste and continue to cook until the fish water is still absorbed.
Step 3: Present the dish
– You sprinkle a little pepper on the fish pot, then fold the amount of fish just enough to use, where you need to use clean chopsticks to rush there. The fish plate is decorated with a little onion and cilantro, which is beautiful. So you finish making Southern standard braised fish.
The secret of delicious fish stock
– If you make braised fish for young children, you can choose fish such as: howling fish, reed fish, basa fish… with less bones.
– While storing, you should not stir the fish many times, even more do not mix because it will crush the fish.
In addition to salt water and vinegar, you can use white wine or make use of rice water to remove the fishy smell of fish. The step of eliminating fishy odors is extremely important, because they will directly affect the braised fish dish.
Hopefully with the instructions on how to make Southern- style braised fish in today’s article, you can successfully do it with just a few basic cooking techniques at home. You can combine cooking with a pot of sour red tilapia fish soup and you will immediately have a standard tray of Southern rice.
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