1 tuna steak
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger root
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoon salted black beans
4 green onions with tops
2 teaspoon green chilies
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1 cup chicken broth (or fish
1 spinach or red-leaf lettuce
Pat fish dry w. paper towels. Mix salt, ginger & pepper. Coat both sides of fish with mixture and rub 1 tsp. cornstarch on both sides of fish. Cover & refrigerate 30 minutes.
Place black beans in bowl and cover with warm water. Stir about 2 minutes. Remove and drain. Discard water. Partially pulverize beans. Chinese cooks use the back end of their cleaver handle.
Cut 3 of green onions on diagonal into 1 inch pieces, remaining one into thin slices (strings).
Remove seeds and membranes from chilies. Cut chilies into very thin slices.
Mix 1 Tbs cornstarch, water and sugar.
[If grilled fish is preferred, grill on charcoal about 4-5 minutes each side or 10 minutes per inch of thickness, not too close to coals ~ otherwise fry in wok]
Heat wok until hot & add 2 Tbs oil, tilting to coat sides. Fry fish 2 minutes or until brown, turning once. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes turning after 3 minutes. Uncover & remove from wok.
Bring wok back up to very hot over high heat. Add 1 Tbs oil, tilt & coat. Add black beans, chilies, garlic & green onion pieces & stir fry all for 1 minute. Add broth/stock and heat to boiling. Stir in cornstarch/sugar water mixture, stir cooking until thickened. Add fish steaks turning to coat with sauce. Heat 2 minutes.
Line platter with spinach/lettuce leaves, place fish on bed and garnish top with green onion slivers.
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