Thursday, 24 May 2012

Recipe - Stir Fry Bean Sprouts With Crispy Salted Fish

Bean sprouts are a rich source of amino acids (for protein), vitamins and minerals, and also contain a good amount of fiber. They contain all types of vitamins (A, B, C, D, E and K), folic acid and are an excellent source of iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc. In this recipe, bits of salted fish are fried till crispy to flavour the bean sprouts. Shreds of carrot and spring onion are added for colour and provide additiional nutrients for a crunchy and flavourful dish.

I use a slice (about 50 grams) of salted fish fillet for this recipe. Cut with scissors or chop into tiny bits. When fried in oil, this salted fish will give out a saltish flavour to the oil. Fry till golden brown.
There is no need to add salt in this dish.
salted crispy fish fillet
300 grams of beansprouts (washed)
50 grams of salted fish fillet (cut or chopped into tiny bits)
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped.
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
3 sprigs of spring onion, cut into same length as bean sprout.
1 tbs of cooking oil

This is a quick cooking dish. The bean sprouts are given a quick fry to get rid of the raw taste but still retain the crunch.

Heat the oil in a wok or pan on medium
Fry the bits of salted fish till golden brown.
Take out the salted fish and put aside.
Toss in the garlic and fry till fragrant.
Toss in the beansprouts and after a few quick stir, add the shredded carrot and spring onion.
After a few quick stir, the dish is done.
Serve with the crispy salted fish as a topping.

This is a light, colourful and flavourful dish packed with nutrients which is easy on the pocket. Goes very well with rice.

Bean sprouts stir fry with tofu (bean curd) is also a favourite.


In this 2 minute video, bean sprouts are mixed with bean curd.

A 3 minute video on frying bean sprout with salted fish

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