Fish Cubes with Pine Nuts is a famous Shanghai cuisine. An irresistible combination of the delicate flavors of the grass carp, the earthy scent of the scallions and the rich buttery savour of the pine nuts makes this fish dish unbeatable!

This dish tastes salty and refreshing but has a slight spicy flavor. It also has the fragrance of pine nuts.

Recipe: Fish Cubes with Pine Nuts

Fish Cubes with Pine Nuts

Features: The color is pure white.

Ingredients for Fish Cubes with Pine Nuts recipe:

1 egg white
50 grams (0.1 lib) pine nuts
2 grams (0.07oz)hot chilli
20 grams (0.7oz)scallions
20 grams (0.7oz) ginger slices
500 grams (1.1 Ib) freshwater fish (preferably grass carp, the Alaska pollock is also fine) meat
6 grams (Itsp)salt
1 gram (l/4tsp)MSG
10 grams (2tsp) cooking wine
60 grams (4.5tbsp)cooking oil
10 grams (1.5 tsp) mixture of cornstarch and water
25 grams (1.6tbsp) water
10 grams (1.5tbsp)dry cornstarch

remark: Pine nuts purchased in dry Chinese food shop in China Town

Directions to cook Fish Cubes with Pine Nuts:

1, Cut the headless, tailless, boneless and skinless fish into about slices 2 mm (0.08 in) thick and cut along the grain into shreds of 2 mm width. The shreds are further cut cross ways into small cubes of the size of pine nuts.

2,  Make a batter of 2 grams (l/3tsp)of salt, 1 egg white and 10 grams of (1.5tbsp) cornstarch-water mixture to marinate the fish cubes. Cut the hot chillies into the size of the fish cubes.

3, Add 50 grams (about 4tbsp)of oil into the wok and when the oil is hot, throw in the pine nut kernels and deep-fry them until they are well done. Take them out and put them on a plate to cool off.

4, Use a hot fire to heat the oil in the wok to 110- 135 ℃(230-275 ) .Put in the fish cubes and stir-fry. Put them on a plate and leave 10 grams (2 tsp) of oil in the wok to further heat.

5, Throw in the scallion shreds, ginger and chilli and quickly stir-fry. Add in the cooking wine, water, 4 grams (2/3tsp)of salt and 1 gram (l/4tsp)of MSG.Also put in the pine nuts and fish cubes to stir-fry. Add in the cornstarch-water mixture and spread some more oil on top of the ingredients and the dish is done.

Enjoy this unbeatable fish dish!

{September 4, 2010} {Tags: , }