How to Make Delicious Tomato Sauce Hairtail Fish at Home?

Q: What type of fish is best for this recipe?
A: Hairtail fish is ideal for this recipe due to its firm texture and unique flavor.

Q: Can I use store-bought tomato sauce instead of making it from scratch?
A: Yes, you can use 300 grams of store-bought tomato sauce as a convenient alternative.

Q: How long should I cook the fish in the pressure cooker?
A: Cook the fish in the pressure cooker using the beef setting for 40 minutes for the best results.

Tomato Sauce Hairtail Fish


  • Hairtail fish (鲅鱼), 3 jin (approx. 1.5 kg)
  • Pure tomato sauce, 300 grams
  • Green onions, ginger, garlic (3 times the usual amount for stir-frying)
  • Sichuan peppercorns, to taste
  • Star anise, 1 piece
  • Bay leaf, 1 piece
  • White sugar, 1 tablespoon
  • White vinegar, a small amount
  1. Dry the fish with kitchen paper towels to prevent oil splatter. Heat the oil and add a little cool oil before frying the fish on medium heat. Fry until the skin hardens, then flip.
  2. Flip the fish as soon as it's fried on one side.
  3. Place the fish in a pressure cooker.
  4. Heat new oil, fry green onions, ginger, garlic, star anise, and bay leaf until fragrant. Add tomato sauce, sugar, salt, soy sauce, and chicken essence to taste. Pour this sauce into the pressure cooker.
  5. Cook in the pressure cooker on the beef setting for 40 minutes.
  6. Remove from the cooker and serve. The dish can also be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  • Rich in protein from the hairtail fish.
  • Tomato sauce provides vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Contains healthy fats and essential minerals.
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