There are many ways to cook delicious fish, but not everyone knows how to cook with figs. From the wild ingredients are green figs, easy to find, when stocked with carp, it will create a natural sweetness, rich and attractive. The meat of carp mixed with figs will bring a feeling of both fat and fleshy, irresistible deliciousness. Check out this recipe to add to your menu!
Ingredients for cooking braised carp
- 2kg black carp
- 500g pork belly
- 500g green figs
- 500g soy sauce
- 2 chili peppers
- 2 purple onions
- 1 galangal
- Some jackfruit leaves
- Seasoning: salt, fish sauce, monosodium glutamate, pepper…
- Commodity water (color water)
How to make unique delicious braised carp
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients
– You do not need to scale the carp, wash and clean the internal organs, then cut into medium pieces, drain and fry for hunting again.
– Bacon, you should wash, cut into bite-sized pieces and then dry.
– Peeled and sliced dry onions.
– Cut off the roots of galangal, wash it, and slice it thinly.
– Cut the saschm peppers in half.
– Wash figs, you can leave the whole fruit or cut it in half.
– Cut the stalks of jackfruit leaves, wash them.
Step 2: Marinate carp
You take the pot of fish stock to wash, then line the jackfruit leaves into a thin layer at the bottom of the pot. This will prevent the fish from burning when stored. Then, you put the carp in the next layer and then put another layer of pork belly and figs on top. Keep alternating meat, fish, and figs until all ingredients are exhausted.
Next, pour the cork sauce all over the fish in the pot, add: 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, chili, 1 teaspoon of MSG, 1 tablespoon of colored water. Shake the pot to spread the spices throughout the pot and let marinate for about 30 minutes or 1 hour to infuse.
Step 3: Proceed to store carp with figs
You put the pot of marinated fish on the stove. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes until fish and meat are tender and the sauce is thick. You can store it longer if you like.
After stocking the fish, you can add a little pepper to taste.
Tips to make the best braised carp
To have a good dish of braised carp, you must choose fresh ingredients. You should choose black carp, fresh. Bacon, you choose the type that has both lean and fat in balance so that when stocked, the fish will have a fatty taste without being too boring. Figs should choose glutinous figs, not young or too old so that they don’t become acrid when eaten.
In addition, you should not forget the sauce. Because the sauce has a moderate sweet and salty taste, it is very fragrant when stocked. And the braised fish pot will be more delicious if it is stocked with a wood stove. If you don’t have a wood stove, you can still store it with a normal gas stove.