Fish and Mixed Pepper Stir Fry
For marinating fish
  • Perch fish fillet- 6 fillet, cut into 3 inch slices  (use any other fish or even shrimp)
  • Soy sauce, low sodium- 1 tbsp
  • Rice vinegar- 1 tbsp
  • Cornstarch- 2 tbsp
For cooking fish
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Ginger- 1inch, chopped
  • Garlic- 3 cloves, chopped
  • Red Thai chilies or use dry red chili-3, split
For stir frying
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Shallots, large cut long- 5
  • Red pepper, cut into wedges-2
  • Green pepper, cut into wedges-1
  • Yellow pepper, cut into wedges-1
  • Soy sauce- 1½ tbsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp or as needed
  • Black sesame seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 stalk
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handful
  1. You could use any kind of fish cut into thick slices or cubes. Tilapia, bass, salmon, cod, shrimp etc can be used.
  2. Marinate the fish with the above mentioned "for marinating fish ingredients" and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp oil.
  4. Add chopped ginger and garlic, saute till it starts to turn light golden in color.
  5. Add chilies, saute for a couple of seconds.
  6. Add the marinated fish and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. If you are using fillet, the fish would be very soft so be very gentle while stirring the fish.
  8. You could slightly stir fry till the fish turns light golden in color.
  9. Keep aside the cooked fish.
  10. Place a wok over medium heat, add oil.
  11. Add shallots and saute till it turns soft.
  12. Add all the peppers and cook till they turn tender but not fully cooked or mashed up.
  13. Peppers should retain its crispiness.
  14. Now, add the cooked fish and combine well.
  15. Add soy sauce and ground pepper, toss them up.
  16. Cook for a couple more minutes.
  17. Sprinkle black sesame seeds, green onions and cilantro.
  18. Combine everything well and remove from the heat.
  19. Serve hot with rice or noodles.
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