Zucchini And Salted Fish Stir Fry

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Zucchini and salted fish stir fry

Zucchini and salted fish stir fry

My family loves zucchini, also known as courgette. I always fry it with eggs which is my family favourite. But I thought it’s time for a change. I bought a packet of frozen cod which I thought of steaming it for dinner but then no one was at home to eat. Everyone had something on. Not knowing what to do, I just added more salt to it and kept in the fridge. 2 days later, I took it out to fry. Wow…it was so salty. I thought….this could be just nice for any dish topping. True enough it was really good as a topping for fried zucchini and congee. My family liked it very much.

This is a very simple, easy and quick dish if you have the fried, salted fish ready. Here’s my recipe to share:

Ingredients A
corn flour

Homemade salted fish

Homemade salted fish

Defrost the cod if it is frozen. Add enough salt and keep in the fridge for 2 days. Coat it with some corn flour and then pan fry it until it is golden on both sides. Dish it up.

Delicious fried salted fish and garlic

Delicious fried salted fish and garlic

You can use one small piece or all to make this fish topping. I love garlic so I used half a while garlic for 1 piece of the salted cod. Mash up the cod with a fork. Heat up some oil in the frying pan. Add the cod and the garlic and fry until golden and fragrant. Dish it up.

Ingredients B
3 zucchini
fried garlic oil
light soya sauce



Frying the zucchini

Frying the zucchini

Wash and slice the zucchini into strips. Heat up some fried garlic oil in the frying pan. Add the zucchini. Keep stirring until it’s cooked. Do not add water. Sprinkle some light soya sauce, not too much, as the salted fish is already salty. Stir to mix well and dish up onto a plate. Sprinkle the fish on top and serve hot. It goes very well with rice or even noodles.

Do you like zucchini? How do you like it cooked? Do you like salted fish? How do you eat it? Do you make salted fish yourself? Please share, add and comment inthe comment box below.

Other vegetable stir fries that you may be interested in:
Healthy Vegetarian Fried Eggplant
Fried Zucchini With Eggs
Okra Fried With Egg
Fried Garlic Green Beans
Fried Baby Leeks With Crisp Garlic Pork
Tenderstem Broccoli With Turkey Mince

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Divina  on November 27th, 2009

Another easy recipe. The cod give a wonderful flavor. Zucchinis are quite expensive today but I love them stir-fried with other vegetables. I should try making a soup out of it. :D

Trissa  on November 27th, 2009

Interesting combination! I love salted fish - we eat it all the time in the Philippines but it is usually the smaller kind…

Mary  on November 27th, 2009

@Divina - I miss a lot of the different types of squash back home & this looks quite a good substitute. I love making soup with it too though I prefer to use marrow which has a lovely sweetness.

@Trissa - I remember we used to have this salted small fish called ikan kembong when we were back home. They are so good with plain rice. But one day I saw how these were made and dried in the sun when I visited a village, I never buy them again. Actually it is so easy to make…..learned it by pure accident :)

penny aka jeroxie  on November 27th, 2009

I like salted fish. but never made before. I have to try it with zuchinni.

Mary  on November 27th, 2009

@Penny - Try to make your own salted fish. It’s really easy, clean and cheap. Once you have that, cooking with any dish becomes very easy.

Shirley  on November 27th, 2009

My hubby is a great fan of salted fish. Though I havent tried salting myself, now I am motivated to.

cheah  on November 27th, 2009

This home made salted fish is so much more healthy and clean compared to those sold commercially. Absolutely safe to eat. Thanks for sharing.

Mary  on November 27th, 2009

@Shirley - It is very easy to make salted fish. A little difficult to adjust the salt but after a few trials, you will know how much to put.

@Cheah - Thanks for comment. My family loves salted fish with porridge so this comes very handy when I want to cook porridge or add as a topping.

Jeannie Tay  on November 27th, 2009

I love salted fish too and this recipe is very easy! But zuchinni is very expensive here. Maybe I can substitute with cucumber?

foodlovee  on November 27th, 2009

Your salted fish is sure different.Usually when when I hear salted fish it is the dried ones.

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on November 27th, 2009

This looks delicious and I love the way you’ve sliced the courgettes.

anncoo  on November 27th, 2009

hahaa..Mary, now I know how to make cod into salted fish.

Mary  on November 27th, 2009

@Jeannie - Great to try out with cucumber. I think it will be very delicious too. Maybe the cucumber should not be fried too long. The crunchiness will go very well with the salted fish.

@foodlovee - Yes, this is homemade and not sundried (no sun to dry it :( ) that’s why I break it up to fry til dry. You can’t tell though. It tastes very good.

@Sarah - It cooks quicker to slice it into strips. Looks nicer and easier to eat too especially with the chopsticks.

@Anncoo - There’s so much fresh fish on your side, you can have all types of salted fish from now on :D

TasteHongKong  on November 27th, 2009

Your salted fish surprised me because I thought it was the Chinese type, usually having a piece of paper wrapping around the head of fish.

I’ll borrow this new and wonderful idea.

Mary  on November 27th, 2009

@TasteHongKong - I don’t know how the Chinese salted fish looks like but this is very convenient and easy to make.

zerrin  on November 27th, 2009

Never had salted fish before. But as a fan of seafood, I would love to try this creative dish. I love the addition of zucchini here.

pigpigscorner  on November 27th, 2009

wow interesting, I’ve never had zucchini like this. Looks and sounds so tasty!

Mary  on November 27th, 2009

@zerrin - Salted fish is very flavourful when you fry it. We grew up eating a lot of salted fish. Give a try. I think you will like it. Maybe don’t make it too salty on first try.

@pigpigscorner - This is the first time I cooked this way. My family loved it. Give it a try.

3hungrytummies  on November 27th, 2009

Thats a wonderful combination!!

Light Delight with TouTou  on November 27th, 2009

Cod is sooo difficult to get the flavor..i tried them once, but the taste was so plain!
I like this recipe - stir fry them is a good idea! I can even imaging the crispy, salty flavor of the fish:D

Mary  on November 27th, 2009

@3hungrytummies - Thanks. Hope you try out soon.

@Light Delight with Tou Tou - Agree with you about cod. It takes the flavour of others. The taste & texture change when you make it salty and fried with lots of garlic….really delicious.

Sook  on November 27th, 2009

I love both zucchini and fish. What a great combination!

Olive  on November 28th, 2009

Mary, this dish looks yummy and I love how easy and quick it is to prepare, I love quick, easy and delicious dishes esp now the the Holidays is fast approaching, what a busy, busy month it will be..thanks for sharing! :)

Mary  on November 28th, 2009

@Sook - Thanks for sharing. Hope you try out soon.

@Olive - I also believe that this month is going to pass real quick. I have so many things that I want to do but it looks like I don’t have enough time to achieve all. But at least I know that I’m going to have a great Christmas……food, friends, fun! :)

kristy  on November 28th, 2009

Hmm…mm… I love salted fish very much especially ‘mei xiang’ salted fish! I heard that East M’sia got the best salted fish ever! Over here, I can only get the Kuantan salted fish! Very very expensive lol!

Mary  on November 28th, 2009

@Kristy - Haha…I thought West Malaysian salted fish is best. Now I have to feel proud of my State. Don’t buy…now you can easily make it yourself.

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