Chinese Food Recipes - Seafood & Aquatic Food

Popular Seafood in China:

Braised Pomfret

Braised Pomfret
Chinese name: 红烧鲳鱼 (hóng shāo chāng yú)
Characteristics: Braised Pomfret is salty and fresh, with an attractive golden color.

Being a home-style dish, Braised Pomfret is simple to cook by following a recipe. Pomfret is a welcomed fish among the people, for it has more meat and few bones. It is rich in protein, unsaturated fatty acids and multi-microelements. Thus, it is really a good food helping to replenish qi (essential energy), nourish the blood and calm the nerves.

 

Ingredients:


1 pomfret, around 400 g (a cleaned one whose scales and entrails have been removed.) 
green onion sections
ginger slices
dry chili peppers
salt 
five spices powder
soy sauce
white sugar
vinegar
cooking wine
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately used according to one's personal taste.
Ingredients of Braised Pomfret

 

Methods:

STEP
1

Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add some cooking oil, and add in the cleaned pomfret. Turn to medium heat, and fry it for about 1 minute on both sides. Remove the pomfret from the wok.

Fry Pomfret
STEP
2

 Add in salt, five spices powder, soy sauce, cooking wine, white sugar, vinegar and 1/3 bowl of water, and heat over high heat until the juice is boiling. Add in the fried pomfret.

Color the Pomfret
STEP
3

Add in ginger slices, green onion sections and dry chili peppers. Stew it for a further 6-8 minutes over medium heat.

Season the Pomfret
STEP
4

Turn off the heat. Remove the pomfret from the wok and serve on a plate. Pour the juice in the wok on to the plate. Braised Pomfret is ready to be enjoyed.

Braised Pomfret Completed
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  • Ms. Pamela in the Kitchen

    Ms. Pamela in the Kitchen


    On November 15 2013, Mr. Murray and Ms. Pamela from Australia joined a Chinese cooking class specially offered by a skillful hostess in a local family in Xian. They both loved Chinese food very much and learnt to cook Braised Pomfret very successfully. What a fun hands-on experience! Also, they really loved the personal touch of eating a home cooked meal in a Chinese family. Pamela told us that she learnt some ideas and would like to take them home so that she could improve her own stir-fry style of cooking.

  • Mr. Roy Dean Prewitt''s Family Dining in a Chinese Family

    Mr. Roy and His Family Dining in a Chinese Family



    On Sep. 12, 2011, Mr. Roy, Mr. Jeremy & Ms. Monica from Australia paid a private visit to a typical family in Xian. The hospitable and easy-going hostess made them feel at home, so they learned to cook Braised Pomfret and Pan Fried Dumplings (Guo Tie) successfully.

  • Mr. Frank Michael Maressa & Ms. Sangi Kim Maressa in a Chinese Family

    Mr. Frank & Ms. Sangi in a Chinese Family



    On Sep. 30, 2010, Mr. Frank & Ms. Sangi from USA had a special family tour under the arrangement of TravelChinaGuide, through which they had a wonderful experience to know more about the local people's life at home, and learned to cook a popular Chinese dish Braised Pomfret.

    See details at Mr. Frank's feedback

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