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Perch with Black Bean Sauce

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Category: Fish, Sauces, Chinese, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

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  • 3 tb Oil
  • 2 tb Minced gingerroot
  • 1 Clove garlic; minced
  • 1 sm Onion; minced
  • 1/2 c Chicken broth
  • 1/4 c Sake or dry sherry wine
  • 1 tb Soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tb Black bean sauce *******
  • 2 ts Sugar
  • 1 ts Cornstarch
  • 2 tb Water; optional
  • 1 tb Butter; optional
  • 1 tb Flour
  • Fresh ground white pepper
  • 1/2 lb Perch filets


******** Note: Black beans come whole or pureed and mixed with seasonings
as a sauce.The sauce is what's called for.If only the beans are
available,rinse in cold water and puree with a little chicken broth before

Heat 1 tbls.of the oil in pan.Add gingerroot,garlic,and onions,and saute
over medium heat 5 minutes.Add chicken broth,sake,soy sauce,sesame
oil,black bean sauce and sugar.Cook at low boil 5 minutes.Strain,discard-
ing solids.Return sauce to pan.

Combine cornstarch in cup with 1 tabls.black bean sauce mixture.Stir until
smooth,then pour into pan.Cook sauce over low heat,stirring constantly
until thickened,about 2 minutes.Taste.If too salty and thick (it should
pour easily),stir in up to 2 tabls.water.Set aside.

Heat remaining 2 tabls.oil (or use 1 tbls.oil with 1 tabls.butter,iff
desired) in large skillet.Mix the flour with the pepper to taste.Dust the
perch with
seasoned flour,shake off excess and saute over medium high heat until
golden on both sides,3 to 5 minutes per side.Place perch on 2 plates,and
top each filet with some black bean sauce.Makes 2 servings...

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