Tilapia is readily available and it takes no time to cook, making it a great choice for weeknight dinners. It’s also a mild-flavored fish, so it’s the perfect vehicle for the flavor-packed sauces in this dish. You can find Chinese black bean garlic sauce and Asian chile sauce in the Asian section of your supermarket. They’re also good additions to marinades and sauces.
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Heat the oil in a well-seasoned wok or 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers and a piece of scallion dropped in the pan sizzles vigorously. Add the fish all at once, distributing it evenly around the pan. Cook without stirring for 3 minutes. Add the scallions and stir gently. Cook, stirring occasionally and gently, until the thickest part of a piece of fish is opaque throughout (cut to check), 2 to 3 minutes more.
Serve with the rice, drizzled with chile sauce.
A Green Papaya Salad makes a nice starter as it’s also eaten with jasmine rice.
Great recipe and so simple. The black bean sauce really makes it different. Per one review, I added 1 thinly sliced red pepper to the stir fry. Found the dish to be a tad salty even though I used low sodium soy sauce but it didn't reunion it and I am salt-sensitive!
Very simple to prepare. I don't cook fish often and found this dish uncomplicated and delicious. I served it with a kale quinoa salad, asparagus and crusty bread. I like that the flavors went as well with simple sides as they would with all Asian accompaniments.
A lovely and easy fish recipe, which I made as instructed with one small exception. For the hot chili paste condiment, which I felt would be far too spicy for my family's palate, I used a only teaspoon or two and mixed it with a couple of tablespoons of sweet chili sause (like you would use for spring rolls). I topped the finished dish with this, which provided a nice contrast to the salty marinade. BTW, I did not find the dish too salty but did take note not to salt the rice. The jasmine variety of rice is an important detail. Served this with a side of maple glazed baby carrots. Happy meals!
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