West Lake Fish

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Medium

  • Serves

    3 to 4

    as a Main Course.

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Ingredients

  • Salt to taste
  • 2 slices fresh ginger root
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 whole rock cod or carp, about 2½ pounds, cleaned, scaled, and gutted

Sauce

  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup Chinese brown rock sugar or regular brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chinkiang vinegar, or ⅓ cup cider vinegar or British malt vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 3 tablespoons minced Smithfield ham

Garnish

  • 1½ pounds spinach, stir-fried
  • ¼ cup tree ears, soaked, rinsed, stems removed, shredded, and stir-fried
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil

Method

  • Suggested Beverage: Beer