Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  2. 1 tuna steak

  3. 1 teaspoon salt

  4. 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger root

  5. 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

  6. 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  7. 2 tablespoons salted black beans

  8. 4 green onions with tops

  9. 2 teaspoons green chilies

  10. 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  11. 1 tablespoon water

  12. 1 teaspoon sugar

  13. 2 tablespoons peanut oil

  14. 1 tablespoon peanut oil

  15. 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic

  16. 1 cup chicken broth --

  17. stock)

  18. spinach or red-leaf lettuce

  19. leaves

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Pat fish dry w. paper towels. Mix salt, ginger and pepper. Coat both sides of fish with mixture and rub 1 tsp. cornstarch on both sides of fish. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

  2. Place black beans in bowl and cover with warm water. Stir about 2 minutes. Remove and drain. Discard water. Partially pulverize beans. Chinese cooks use the back end of their cleaver handle.

  3. Cut 3 of green onions on diagonal into 1 inch pieces, remaining one into thin slices (strings).

  4. Remove seeds and membranes from chilies. Cut chilies into very thin slices.

  5. Mix 1 Tbs cornstarch, water and sugar.

  6. [If grilled fish is preferred, grill on charcoal about 4-5 minutes each side or 10 minutes per inch of thickness, not too close to coals otherwise fry in wok].

  7. Heat wok until hot and add 2 Tbs oil, tilting to coat sides. Fry fish 2 minutes or until brown, turning once. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes turning after 3 minutes. Uncover and remove from wok.

  8. Bring wok back up to very hot over high heat. Add 1 Tbs oil, tilt and coat. Add black beans, chilies, garlic and green onion pieces and stir fry all for 1 minute. Add broth/stock and heat to boiling. Stir in cornstarch/sugar water mixture, stir cooking until thickened. Add fish steaks turning to coat with sauce. Heat 2 minutes.

  9. Line platter with spinach/lettuce leaves, place fish on bed and garnish top with green onion slivers.


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