Bamboo Fish | How to make Bamboo Fish

By Suronita Das  |  22nd Oct 2015  |  
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About Bamboo Fish Recipe

Bamboo Fish is a lovely presentation of sliced fried fish flavored with cumin, pepper powder, green scallion and cilantro.

Bamboo Fish

Ingredients to make Bamboo Fish

  • Fish Fillets - 8
  • ginger minced - 2 tsp
  • scallions /green onions - 1/2 cup chopped
  • white pepper powder - 2 tbsp
  • scallions - 1/2 cup
  • 2 cups - flour
  • 2 tbsp - baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • Dry chili peppers - 15 pcs chopped
  • Chili oil - 1 tbsp
  • Sichuan peppercorns - 2 tbsp
  • cumin powder - 2 tbsp
  • cilantro chopped - 1 cups
  • onion chopped - 2 medium sized
  • Boiled Bamboo shoots - 2 ounces cut into thin slices
  • salt & sugar as per taste

How to make Bamboo Fish

  1. Marinade the fish. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste on it. Cover and refrigerate overnight with Ginger minced - 2 tsp, scallions /green onions - 1/2 cup chopped, white pepper powder - 2 tbsp, scallions - 1/2 cup.
  2. For the Batter: 2 cups Flour, 2 tbsp baking soda, salt to taste, 1 tbsp black pepper, 2 eggs, 2 cups water & 1 cup cooking oil.
  3. For the sauce: Dry chili peppers, Chili oil, Sichuan peppercorns, Cumin powder, Cilantro chopped, Onion, boiled Bamboo shoots cut into thin slices, Salt & sugar.
  4. Take a bowl and add flour, cornflour, baking soda, salt, black pepper, eggs, oil and water. Whisk to make a smooth batter. Keep aside for 15 minutes with cover. Dip each piece of fish in the batter to coat and deep fry till golden brown.
  5. Remove the fish to a paper towel lined plate when both sides are crispy
  6. Meanwhile start the sauce, heat a pan with chili oil and add chopped onion, wait till it turns golden in color. Then add dried chili, half scallions and half cilantro. Cook as soon as they become aromatic & turn off the heat.
  7. As soon as all the fish is done, transfer the pieces to the pan with the sauce mixture. Immediately add the salt; stir-fry constantly as you add the ground Sichuan peppercorns and the cumin, giving the pan a few shakes to toss.
  8. Increase the heat to high, add the cilantro, bamboo shoots and the remaining scallion greens. As soon as you smell the new addition of cilantro and scallions, remove the pan from the heat. Serve hot.

Reviews for Bamboo Fish (2)

Maithili Thangkhiew3 years ago

Very interesting fish recipe :)

Shini Prakash4 years ago

Awesome :D I guess we can use normal vegetable oil instead of chili oil?