Thursday, April 24, 2014

Salted Egg Fish

Nothing new. Not for the Chinese, perhaps Chicken Salted Eggs is familiarity instead of salted egg for fish. I did it anyway. Fish is so often at home (Chilli Coriander Steamed Fish, Fish Cutlet, Spicy Tuna, Fish Soup & Ikan Masak Belacan) until what else to do with it, is really akin a cooking pressure. Thankfully, I quickly thought of Salted Egg Yolk Fish. Hallelujah. Be mindful though, salted egg is not all that healthy because of saltiness. I am trying to cut down, but let me tell you that, I can have it daily, I won't be bored (rice congee with salted eggs and salted fish vegetable soup). Boiled and eaten with rice, ohlalala!! For this recipe too, eggs were boiled (Asian Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich), you can steam as well, thereafter made into a sauce and then fried fish (Fish Head Curry & Kerala Fish Curry) tipped inside. Salty and spicy, I believe Salted Egg Yolk Fish will be regarded as a winner by the Chinese (Chinese Tea Eggs, Chinese Egg Foo Yung & Wintermelon Wolfberries Soup).

For the fish
2 pieces kerisi merah/red snapper - de-gut and cut into two.
2 tsp corn flour
1 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Other ingredients
2 salted eggs - boiled, remove the yolks and gently crumbled (you can also use the whites)
1 red onion - chopped
1/2 inch ginger - chopped
2 red chillies or 2 bird eye chillies - cut into pieces
2 sprigs spring onion - shredded/chopped
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Oil as needed
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste (sparingly or taste before adding)
Rub flour, turmeric and salt over fish.
Deep fry, remove and keep aside.
Leave about 2 tbsp oil in the same pan.
Saute onion, ginger and chillies.
Pour in oyster sauce, soy sauce and 1/4 cup of water.
(More water for more gravy)
Season with salt and pepper.
When sauce thickens, add fish.
Gently stir to coat fish with sauce.
Off the heat.
Add spring onion and egg yolks.
Stir again and dish out.
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  1. Looks like I really love non-veg food

  2. Looks yum, as usual stunning photos.

  3. looks delicious with the simple ingredients you can make bold flavors.

  4. Will try sometime for sure...looks so yummy.

  5. so simple...I'll give a try & get u back!

  6. I do not eat fish bt will recommend this recipe to a friend.. xoxo

  7. Looks yummilicious.......lovely pics.....

  8. Delicious fish dish Nava...the salted egg yolk must give this fish a nice flavor...yum!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :D

  9. sound good recipe but now am drooling at the kerabu bihun u posted in FB :)

  10. Amazing pictures!! It feels great when we revisit old favorites and create new ones based on that..

  11. Looks inviting and i love this colour combination. Yummy fish preparation.

  12. The name caught my attention and I immediately knew I would love this dish. Superb presentation and a unique way of combining fish and eggs in a recipe. Looks smashing!
    Seriously Nava, I am a little over a year in blogging but I already feel there are so many posts I wish I could redo and some, totally remove. But I guess, it's a leraning curve and as long as it moves upwards it's alright.

  13. salted egg yolk seems to be a very tasty additive,
    the last one i tried is with bitter gourd.

  14. Oh wow! Like you, I'm a sucker for salted egg-yolk too! Mmmm..... would certainly try it with fish next time :)

  15. I never had salted eggs will love to try this delish recipe.

  16. Your recipes are always new, interesting and delicious. Love it!


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