Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Claypot Salmon Belly 【三文鱼腩煲】

When we first came to the States, we were amazed with the price of foods here, coming from European country makes everything in the USA look so economical. We will go to Costco and bought tonnes of fruits and vegetables and meats, I will then literally cooking up a spree!

Salmon was one of our favourite purchase, I was initially very happy with the cut, it is boneless and is very easy to clean and prepare. We stopped buying from Costco shortly after, the reason is not hard to figure. The size of everything from Costco are humongous for a family of two, it started feeling more like a burden and I hate having to throw away many unused rotten vegetables.

Coming back to the salmon, I got tired of the meaty tasteless fillet, I grew up eating whole fish and enjoyed sucking on fish bones and head, we stopped buying salmon for a long time, until one day I discovered fish belly and fish bones in Hmart. I brought a packet home and managed to turn a 7 dollar box into three different dishes! How economical is that. Not to mention I thoroughly enjoyed the bones and succulent belly!




300 gm Salmon belly, cleaned and cut into 2 inches pieces
2 spring onions cut into 2 inches in length
2-3 cloves of garlic Sliced
4-5 slices of ginger
1 tsp cornstarch  dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
3 tbsp of low gluten flour

2 tsp Oyster sauce
1 tsp Light Soy sauce
1 tsp of caramelized soy sauce
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1/2 cup of water

300 克 三文鱼腩  切段  加点盐和胡椒粉腌制20分钟
2 根葱
4-5 片 姜
2-3 只 蒜瓣
1 tsp 芡粉 混合1/2杯水
3 tbsp 低筋面粉

2 tsp 蚝油
1 tsp 酱油
1 tsp 晒油/黑酱油
1/4 tsp 糖
1/4 tsp 麻油
1/2 杯水

1. Cut salmon belly into pieces and marinate with some pepper powder and salt for 20 minutes. Dredge the fish pieces with some cake/low gluten flour, deep fry in a fryer until crunchy. 

2. Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in a wok, add ginger and garlic slices and stir until fragrant, add all ingredients listed under seasoning and 1/2 cup of water, bring to boil, add the fried fish's belly, add cornstarch water, bring to boil again, add the spring onion.

3. Transfer the whole content to a heated clay pot, serves hot.

Note:You can sprinkle some white pepper powder before serving.

1. 把三文鱼肚腩用一点的盐和胡椒粉腌上20分钟,沾上一层薄薄的低筋面粉,入油锅炸酥起锅沥干油备用。

2. 把姜葱蒜准备好,锅里热上1 大匙的有,把姜蒜煸炒香之后加入所有调味料和1/2杯水,煮滚之后加入鱼块翻匀,加入芡粉水,再次煮滚后加入葱段,把鱼块和酱汁倒入一口瓦煲里煮滚即可上桌。



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