Fillet of Flounder in Black-Bean Sauce


Preparation info
  • It serves

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

This white, fluffy, delicate-looking fish, colorfully studded with speckles of fermented black beans, red pimientos, and green scallions, is deceptive—it looks too fragile and refined to be so robustly flavorful and aromatic. A spoonful of heated oil is added just before it is put into the serving dish to give it a high gloss and to bring out the aroma of raw scallions.

This goes very well with the dark Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce and crisp Stir-fried Green Beans or Celery.