How to Make a Delicious Cold Mixed Crucian Carp Salad?

Q: What’s the key to preparing the fish in this recipe?
A: Ensure to clean the fish scales and the black membrane in the belly thoroughly. Also, make shallow cuts on both sides of the fish before marinating.

Q: How long should the Crucian carp be steamed?
A: Steam the marinated Crucian carp on medium heat for 8 minutes.

Q: What’s the purpose of soaking the steamed fish in the sauce?
A: Soaking the steamed fish in the prepared sauce for 1 hour enhances its flavor and infuses it with the aromatic spices and seasonings.

Cold Mixed Crucian Carp Salad


  • Crucian Carp (200g-300g), 2 pieces
  • Cilantro, a small bunch
  • Green and Red Millet Chillies, 10 each
  • Green Onion Leaves, 2 stalks
  • Cooking Wine, 2-3 tablespoons
  • Salt, 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger, 2 slices
  • Green Onion, a small bunch
  • Garlic, 5 cloves
  • Sauce Mixture:
  • Salt, 1 tablespoon
  • Light Soy Sauce (Reduced Salt), 2 tablespoons
  • Sichuan Pepper Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Oyster Sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • Chinkiang Vinegar, 2 tablespoons
  • Cool Boiled Water, 250ml
  • White Sugar, 1 tablespoon
  1. Clean the Crucian carp thoroughly, removing scales and the black membrane in the belly. Make three shallow cuts on each side of the fish. Marinate with cooking wine and salt for 10 minutes.
  2. Stuff the fish belly with ginger slices and green onion leaves. Steam over medium heat for 8 minutes. Discard any excess water from the plate after steaming.
  3. Slice the green and red millet chillies into thin circles, mince the garlic, and chop the green onions and cilantro (reserving half of each for later). Prepare the sauce by mixing salt, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, white sugar, Chinkiang vinegar, Sichuan pepper oil, and cool boiled water. Stir well.
  4. Place the remaining cilantro and green onions on top of the sauce mixture. Pour hot oil over it.
  5. Pour the prepared sauce over the steamed fish. Let it soak for 1 hour before serving. Enjoy with the sauce.
See also  How to Make Delicious Pan-Fried Hairtail: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • High in Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Rich in protein
  • Contains vitamins and minerals from fresh vegetables
  • Calories: Moderate (varies depending on the size of the fish and amount of oil used)