Fish-Tofu with Tausi

Battered Fish and Fried Tofu with Tausi and Mango


Recipe by :  Ariel Jasa,  Mandaluyong City, Philippines


Fish and Tofu with Tausi and Mango is an explosion of flavor. 

It is savory with a hint of sweetness from the mango and oyster sauce, and the chili flakes or siling labuyo gives it a nice bite to it.

The salty tausi mixes with a little sweetness, and finished off with a thickened sauce with a little kick from the Siling labuyo (thai chili pepper).

I am not really a fan of Tausi or fermented black beans because it is pungent, but a friend convinced me to try it, saying I would hardly smell it when cooked - so I did.

This turned out to be a great dish, that my picky-eater son gave it a two-thumbs-up!

YOUR SHOPPING LIST:

  • Fish Fillet
  • Breading Mix
  • Firm Tofu or Tokwa
  • Leeks
  • Tausi
  • Chinese Celery
  • Ripe Mango
  • Oyster Sauce

IN THE PANTRY:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Cornstarch
  • Chili Flakes or Thai Chili (Siling labuyo)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cooking Oil

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 kilo  Fish Fillet (Cream Dory),  cut ½ inch
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 pack Breading mix
  • 1 pack Tofu (500 gms.) cubed
  • 2 stalks Leeks
  • 2 tablespoon Tausi (Fermented black beans)
  • 1 bundle  Chinese Celery (Kinchay), minced
  • 1 piece  Ripe Mango, sliced thinly
  • 4 cloves  Garlic
  • 1 piece Onion
  • 1 thumb size  Ginger
  • 2 tablespoon Oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Cornstarch dissolved in 4 tbsp. Water(Slurry)   
  • 1 cup  water
  • 1 piece Sili labuyo or pinch of Chili flakes
  • Oil for frying


1   Fry the tofu until golden brown, set aside.

2   Coat the fish in beaten egg, dredge in the breading mix and fry, set aside.

3   On a separate pan, saute the onion, garlic and ginger in a little oil.

4   Add the tausi, leeks, oyster sauce, and water to meld all the flavor, bring to rolling boil.

5   Add the mango and chinese celery and chili flakes.

6   Thicken the sauce with the slurry.

7   Add in the fried tofu and fried battered fish, bring to a boil.

8   Serve hot with steamed white rice and enjoy!


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