Next time you have a tub of fish paste, try one of our hand-picked Fish Paste Recipes! We've got Chinese stuffed peppers, Thai fish cakes, and simple stir-fries!
What is Fish Paste?
It's simply fish that has been pulverized into a thick paste. In Chinese cuisine, it's often made from white fish, with dace being the most common choice.
After cooking, it becomes dense, firm, and slightly bouncy in texture.
How to use it?
In Chinese cuisine, a common way to use fish paste is by stuffing it in bell peppers and serving it with a savory black bean sauce.
Other recipes include meatballs, stews, and stir-fries. It can also be used as a replacement for shrimp paste in many Dim Sum dishes.
Where to buy it?
It can be found in small tubs in the refrigerated section of Asian grocery stores. or, you can make it yourself.
Chinese Stuffed Peppers is a classic Dim Sum dish that can be prepared in around 30 minutes!
These peppers are stuffed with a shrimp mixture and cooked by pan-frying and some braising.
This recipe for Thai Fish Cakes, or Tod Mun Pla, is quick and easy, taking about 20 minutes to prepare! The fish cakes are deep-fried to a golden brown and served with a tasty Thai cucumber salad.
The fish cakes are full of briny fish flavor, fragrant red curry paste, and crunchy beans.
Try this easy stir-fry featuring green beans and cauliflower with fish paste, garlic, oyster sauce, and white pepper.
Heat the wok until it's smoking hot to infuse the green beans with a charred, smoky flavor!
This Cantonese soup has a light and peppery flavor thanks to watercress. You can find Dace Fish Paste or use fresh fish balls from your local Chinese grocery store.
Serve with a side of soy sauce for dipping the fish balls!
Tender fish mince and meaty eggplants make for a winning combination in this recipe!
You'll love the sauce, which is made from soy sauce, garlic, and chili oil. It generously coats all the ingredients.
Serve this as a main course for one of the best fish paste recipes!
The dish features fish paste, bean curd sticks, garlic, and sesame oil, served with chili sauce. It's a popular dish in Chinese and Malaysia, and they are often steamed or pan-fried with savory bean sauce.
In Chinese cuisine, it's common to pair tofu with fish paste. This recipe uses lightly mashed silken tofu to create a gentle contrast with the seafood paste. The best part is that you can quickly prepare it in just a few minutes!
This recipe is like sushi, but it's made with fish paste wrapped in a plain egg omelet and then steamed.
The combination of fish and eggs creates a mouth-watering contrast, and you can enjoy them with a special hoisin chili dipping sauce.
These Fried Fish Ball Patties are a beloved dish in Hong Kong! They're made from dace fish paste, seasoned with dried shrimp and dried tangerine peel.
These patties are pan-fried and served with fermented clam sauce.
This is a classic Chinese home-cooked dish, perfect for quick and tasty lunches or dinners.
It's made by mixing fish paste with garlic, green onions, and white pepper, then spreading it onto tofu slices and pan-frying them until crispy!
It's super delicious with rice, soup, or vegetables.
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