Fried Live Fish in Hot and Sour Sauce

Fried Live Fish in Hot and Sour Sauce
Chinese Recipe


1 live fish
5 tbsp. vinegar
1 dish shredded scallions
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 dish coriander
2 cups stock
1 tbsp. ground pepper
1 cup oil
3 tbsp. salt
some minced scallions and gingers

Cooking Methods

Wash the fish clean and slash it in a crisscross manner. Quick boil in hot oil.

Stir-fry in a wok with bottom oil. Put in minced scallions and gingers and ground pepper. Add stock and salt. Drop in fish after boiling. Stew for about a dozen minutes till cooked. Take it out and place in a fish dish.

Sprinkle vinegar, sesame oil, scallion shreds and coriander. Then pour stock over fish and serve.


I have traveled extensively in the orient and southeast asia and have never encountered a fish dish like this. I have eaten some amazing things that are not of the norm, but his dish sounds like a case of salmonela waiting to happen…

Fish guts and all!