Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Carp with Hot Bean Sauce Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-6


2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1/2 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1 cup

2 tablespoons

Live carp

Green onion, chopped

Ginger, chopped

Garlic, chopped

Hot bean paste or Tabasco sauce

Soy sauce




Brown vinegar

Cornstarch, mix with 1/2 tablespoon cold water

Sesame oil

Cold water


Method :
  • Kill fish by striking a blow on the head (do not remove head or tail). Scale and clean. Cut 3 or 4 diagonal slashes 1/4 inch deep on each side.

  • Heat frying pan, add oil. When oil is hot, add the fish and fry both side (each side a half minute). Push aside in the pan.

  • Add the chopped ginger, garlic, hot bean paste into the frying pan and stir thoroughly. Add wine, soy sauce, salt, sugar and cold water. Place fish into sauce and cook for 3 minutes.

  • When the sauce is reduced to half, add cornstarch paste. Stir until sauce has thickened.

  • Sprinkle vinegar, sesame oil and chopped green onion on top and serve.

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