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:
IN THE PANTRY:
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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