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Monk Fish and Broccolini in Shiitake and Black Bean Sauce

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Free Style


Monk Fish and Broccolini in Shiitake and Black Bean Sauce, a simple fish and vegetable dish stir fried and flavoured with salt brined black beans, nice to pair with freshly steamed rice.


  • 500g monk fish fillet, cut into medium sized cubes
  • 6 pcs dry shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated (keep soaking water)
  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 2 tbsp salted black beans
  • 2 tbsp black bean sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup corn-starch
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, minced
  • 1 shallot
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • peanut oil


  1. Boil one litre of water then place in a heatproof bowl together with broccolini, soak for 2 minutes then rinse with ice cold water.
  2. Place corn-starch in a plate then drench fish to coat lightly
  3. Heat up oil in a wok and shallow fry fish quickly on each side until it becomes golden brown, it will take around 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  4. In the same wok where fish is fried sauté garlic, shallot and ginger.
  5. Add mushrooms and stir fry for a minute.
  6. Add water, black bean sauce, soy sauce, sugar and black beans bring to a boil.
  7. Add fish and simmer for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the broccolini and simmer for 1 more minute.
  9. Flavour with fish sauce and season with freshly ground black pepper.