Rockling, Greens, Chilli, Soy

This dish is my 'go to' for a fish dish that is easy and healthy. The Rockling can be replaced with any firm white fish like Snapper, John Dory or even Flathead would be OK. The greens could be broccolini, chinese broccoli [gai lan], bok choy, chinese cabbage [choy sum] You could also use asparagus, green beans...or all of them together would be OK too. The chinese sauces I use are the sectret to this dishes success. This sauce is also a killer on dumplings!!!


250g Firm white fresh fish [cut into 2 portions]
Bunch of broccolini
Bunch of gai lan [chinese broccoli]
2cm piece ginger -peeled and finely sliced
2 garlic cloves - finely chopped
1 red chilli - finely 
diced or sliced - garnish
Cooking Oil - 2 teaspoons
Shaoxin Cooking wine - or you could use a splash of white wine

Sauce Ingredients

Spoonful of Chilli Crisp Sauce [Laoganma Brand]
50ml Soy Sauce [Healthy Boy Brand]
30ml of Chinese vinegar [Heng Shun Brand]

This sauce is also fantastic on top of dumplings, dim sims etc.


The secret to success when cooking chinese is to have everything ready before you turn on the heat un der you pan.

Cut the leafy tops from any veg and set aside. Then finely slice the stalks. Portion your fish and make your sauce in a bowl by simply combining the 3 ingredients.

Now you can cook....

In a wok or large frying pan on medium heat cook the fish in a little oil. You could just spray the pan with oil if you like. Cook until the flesh is just set. Take out and set aside. Now turn the heat up on your pan.

Once smoking add a teaspoon of oil and add the garlic, ginger for 30 seconds, then add the stalks and cook for another 30 seconds. Now add the leaves and tops of the veg and keep stirring. A little char on these is OK. Once cooked and soft...maybe 1 minute...add a splash of the Shaoxin wine. Then turn off the heat and add the sauce. Maybe not all of it. Depending on how much veg it my take more or less. You are essentially dressing as you would a salad.

Serve veg on jasmine rice with he fish on top and a little sprinkle of fresh chilli. You could also dress the fish with the sauce if you want to.  Yum!!


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