"When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste." (Laiko Bahrs)
This Fish with Salted Soy Beans sauce recipe is one of my favourite recipes from my mum. Salted Bean Sauce is known as Tauco in Indonesia. To get the best out of this recipe, I will recommend to use the Indonesian Salted Bean (Tauco) that can be found in most Asian grocery stores, as different country has different style of salted bean.
Indonesian Tauco is mostly made from yellow soy beans, fermented and made into paste. It is a strong aromatic sauce that has been used widely in Indonesian cuisine. This is one of the 'Must Have' condiments in my kitchen.
I used 4 fish fillets in this recipe, so please adjust your measurement accordingly.
Fish with Salted Soy Beans Sauce (Fish Tauco)
- 4 fish fillet ( I cut one fillet into 4)
- 1 Tomato (cut to small wedges)
- 3 chopped garlics
- 1 onion
- 3 slices of ginger (cut to thin strip)
- A handful of chopped chillies (optional)
- 1 carrot - thinly sliced (optional)
- Chopped spring onions (to garnish)
- Cooking oil
- 1 tbsp salted soy bean
- 2 tbsp sweet soya sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
1) Heat up the wok and add cooking oil. Add in carrot and onion. Toss around for one minute. Add in garlic and Ginger, keep tossing until fragrant and carrot is soften. Add in tomato.
2) Add in the salted soy bean, give it a quick stir.
3) Add in the fish fillets, toss for one minute, add in water (almost the same level as the ingredients).
Add oyster sauce and sweet soya sauce. Stir carefully not to break the fish.
4) Leave on low heat until fish is cooked.
5) Add in the chillis and half of the spring onions.
6) Optional is to add some cornstrach (corn flour mix with water) to thicken the sauce.
7) Turn off the heat, dish up onto serving plate/bowl and garnish with the rest of the spring onions.
8) Serve warm with steamed rice.
Yet another easy and low fat recipe. You can even try substituting the fish with prawns.
It tastes as good!