How to Make Delicious Red-Braised Yellow Croaker at Home?

Q: Can I replace yellow croaker with another fish in this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use similar white-fleshed fish, but the cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the fish.

Q: Is it necessary to use the brand “Tai Tai Le” for seasonings?
A: No, similar seasonings of any brand can be used as substitutes.

Q: What’s the key to cooking the fish without breaking it apart?
A: Gently fry the fish and avoid stirring it too much. Turning the pan instead of the fish helps keep it intact.

Red-Braised Yellow Croaker (红烧小黄鱼)


  • 6 Yellow Croakers
  • Ginger, Garlic, Sichuan Peppercorns - to taste
  • 10g Peanut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Tai Tai Le Ginger and Scallion Cooking Wine
  • 1 tbsp Tai Tai Le Original Fresh Light Soy Sauce
  • Sugar, White Pepper Powder - to taste
  • A pinch of Tai Tai Le Chicken Essence
  • Optional: Onion and Green Pepper
  1. Prepare the ingredients.
  2. Heat a pan and add a spoonful of peanut oil.
  3. When the oil is hot, add ginger, garlic, a few Sichuan peppercorns, and optionally, a bit of onion and green pepper.
  4. Gently add the yellow croakers and fry them slowly. As they are delicate, avoid stirring; rotate the pan instead.
  5. Add a suitable amount of Tai Tai Le Ginger and Scallion Cooking Wine.
  6. Add Tai Tai Le Original Fresh Light Soy Sauce.
  7. Add a bit of sugar and white pepper powder, then add enough water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  8. Cook for about 8 minutes, then season with a little Tai Tai Le Chicken Essence.
  9. Reduce the sauce and remove the pan from heat.
  10. Ready to serve – the fish should be tender and flavorful!
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  • High in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Contains essential vitamins and minerals from fish.
  • Low in carbohydrates.