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'West Lake' Tilapia
"West Lake" Tilapia

'West Lake' Tilapia

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Cook Minutes 40 Min
Prep : 40 Min
This recipe is based on one of the most famous dishes of the Zhejiang province in eastern China. West Lake is a beautiful and well known lake in the region.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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1 fresh whole tilapia (1-1/4 lb./565 g) cleaned
2 Tbsp. Chinese Shao Hsing rice cooking wine
1 piece (1 inch) gingerroot, smashed
1/4 cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. corn starch
2 tsp. water
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh Chinese chives
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Step 1
Rinse fish with cold water; pat dry with paper towel. Use sharp knife to make 3 diagonal cuts in flesh on each side of fish.
Step 2
Fill wok 2/3 full with water. Add cooking wine and ginger; stir. Bring just to simmer on medium-low heat. Add fish. (Water should completely cover fish.) Cook 8 to 10 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork. Use slotted spoon to transfer fish to platter. Pat dry with additional paper towel. Cover to keep warm.
Step 3
Discard ginger and all but 1/2 cup cooking water from wok. Add dressing, soy sauce and sugar to wok; stir. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1 min. or until sugar is dissolved.
Step 4
Mix corn starch and water until well blended. Add to ingredients in wok; cook and stir 1 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened. Spoon over fish; top with chives.
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Purchasing and Storing Fresh Fish
Look for fresh fish with a firm texture, moist appearance and fresh odour. (It should not smell fishy.) Whole fish should have bright clear eyes. Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator up to 2 days.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 7 g
Saturated fat 2 g
10 %
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 500 mg
21 %
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 30 g
Vitamin A
2 %
Vitamin C
4 %
2 %
4 %
Makes 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (158 g) each.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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