Braised Fish Head And Bitter Gourd

Fish
Gourds
Mains

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

Fish head and bittergourd sounds like a bizarre combination. But trust us, it’s a pretty addictive dish especially for bittergourd lovers.
The sweetness and delicate texture of fish head and the contrasting bitter after-taste and crunchiness of the bittergourd makes it an interesting and exciting dish!
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Ingredients

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fish head (garoupa, threadfin or snapper)
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fish head (garoupa, threadfin or snapper)
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bitter gourd (sliced)
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bitter gourd (sliced)
Oil for deep frying
Oil for deep frying
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shallots (sliced)
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shallots (sliced)
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cloves
cloves
garlic (smashed)
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cloves
cloves
garlic (smashed)
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ginger (sliced)
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ginger (sliced)
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tbsp
tbsp
fermented black beans
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tbsp
tbsp
fermented black beans
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red chillies (sliced)
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red chillies (sliced)
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stalks
stalks
spring onion
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stalks
stalks
spring onion
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cup
cup
water
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cup
cup
water
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tbsp
tbsp
light soya sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
light soya sauce
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tsp
tsp
dark soya sauce
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tsp
tsp
dark soya sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
oyster sauce
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tbsp
tbsp
Shaoxing wine
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tbsp
tbsp
Shaoxing wine
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tsp
tsp
sugar
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tsp
tsp
sugar
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tsp
tsp
pepper
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tsp
tsp
pepper
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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sprig
sprig
Coriander
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sprig
sprig
Coriander
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potato flour
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potato flour

Marinade for fish head:

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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
salt
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tsp
tsp
pepper
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tsp
tsp
pepper
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tbsp
tbsp
ginger juice
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tbsp
tbsp
ginger juice
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tbsp
tbsp
Shaoxing wine
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tbsp
tbsp
Shaoxing wine
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egg white
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egg white

Steps

1

Clean and cut fish head into medium sized pieces
Clean and cut fish head into medium sized pieces
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2

Marinate it with ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, 1 tbsp ginger juice, ½ tbsp Shaoxing wine wine and 1 1 egg white. Let it rest for 30 minutes
Marinate it with ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, 1 tbsp ginger juice, ½ tbsp Shaoxing wine wine and 1 1 egg white. Let it rest for 30 minutes
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3

Cut the white part of spring onions into 5cm lenght. Sliced the green parts thin
Cut the white part of spring onions into 5cm lenght. Sliced the green parts thin
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4

Deseed and cut bitter gourd into slices. Set aside. (If you want it less bitter, rub in ½ tbsp salt, leave for 10 minutes. Drain and rinsed before cooking)
Deseed and cut bitter gourd into slices. Set aside. (If you want it less bitter, rub in ½ tbsp salt, leave for 10 minutes. Drain and rinsed before cooking)
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5

Heat up oil for deep frying
Heat up oil for deep frying
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6

Coat marinated fish head lightly with potato flour. Shake off excess flour
Coat marinated fish head lightly with potato flour. Shake off excess flour
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7

Deep fry the fish head pieces until golden brown. Drain and set aside
Deep fry the fish head pieces until golden brown. Drain and set aside
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8

In a clean wok, heat up 2 tbsp oil
In a clean wok, heat up 2 tbsp oil
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9

Fry ginger, garlic, white part of spring onion and sliced shallots until fragrant
Fry ginger, garlic, white part of spring onion and sliced shallots until fragrant
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10

Add in the fermented black beans and stir fry for a minute
Add in the fermented black beans and stir fry for a minute
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11

Pour in 1 cup water, 1 tbsp light soya sauce, ½ tsp dark soya sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce and ½ tsp sugar
Pour in 1 cup water, 1 tbsp light soya sauce, ½ tsp dark soya sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce and ½ tsp sugar
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12

Mix in the sliced bitter gourd, continue to stir fry for 2-3 minutes
Mix in the sliced bitter gourd, continue to stir fry for 2-3 minutes
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13

Tumble in the golden pieces of fried fish head
Tumble in the golden pieces of fried fish head
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14

Give it a mix or two before glazing it with 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
Give it a mix or two before glazing it with 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
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15

Cover let it simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until bitter gourd is cooked through
Cover let it simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until bitter gourd is cooked through
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16

Season with salt and pepper to taste
Season with salt and pepper to taste
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17

Add in the spring onions and sliced red chillies
Add in the spring onions and sliced red chillies
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18

Dish out. Garnish with coriander
Dish out. Garnish with coriander
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