Fish Cake Stir-Fry

Author: Canadian Living

This kind of fish cake is a legacy of the Japanese colonization of Taiwan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but it is stir-fried in a thoroughly Chinese manner – a real Taiwanese hybrid. Kids and hesitant fish eaters seem to love it, too.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine sake or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon light coloured soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced on the bias
  • 10 shiitake mushroom caps julienned
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup julenned carrots
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
Fish Cake:
  • 12 oz haddock
  • 12 oz white fish fillets
  • 2 green onions white and light green parts finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon clear rice wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour approx
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Method

Fish Cake: Cut fish into chunks. In food processor, process fish, green onions, ginger, salt, rice wine, sugar and pepper until paste; transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with flour; knead in bowl until smooth but not sticky, adding 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 25 mL) more flour as necessary. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; roll out into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness.

In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry fish cake, turning once, until golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain and let cool enough to handle. Cut in half; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick strips.

In small bowl, stir together rice wine, soy sauce, salt, sugar and 2 tbsp (25 mL) water; set aside.

In wok or skillet, heat peanut oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry green onions, mushrooms, garlic and carrot until carrot is tender-crisp. Stir in wine mixture;  stir-fry for 1 minute. Add fish cake strips and sesame oil; stir-fry until hot.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 574 mg
  • Protein 18 g
  • Calories 310.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Potassium 385 mg
  • Cholesterol 48 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g

%RDI

  • Iron 12.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 27.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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