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Stir Fried Groper with Mushrooms & Ginger

This is a simple and easy Vietnamese-inspired dish that marries the flavours of ginger and hoisin beautifully with this firm-fleshed fish.

Ingredients:

  • 720 g groper fillets (hapuka)
  • 60 ml rice bran oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cm knob of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 80 ml fish stock
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 handful coriander leaves
  • 1/2 red capsicum, sliced
  • Rice for steaming

Method:

  1. Place a wok or saute pan over a medium heat and add oil.
  2. When the oil is hot, add garlic, ginger and mushrooms and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add hoisin sauce and fish stock and bring the mixture to the boil.
  3. Add fish pieces and simmer uncovered for 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens a little. Season with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper. Simmer for another 3-4 minutes or until fish is cooked. Lastly add sliced red chilli.
  4. Transfer stir-fry to a serving plate. Garnish with spring onion, coriander and red capsicum and serve on a bed of steamed rice.

 Recipe courtesy of the Seafood Industry Council