May 11, 2013

Fried Bean Sprouts With Salted Fish

Bean Sprouts, vegetable that widely used in Asian cooking which are relatively cheap if compared with other vegetable you can find in fresh market. This stir-fry favorite vegetable is proven by US researchers that could play an important part in boosting male fertility.  Oh yes, no kidding.
A study at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio showed that to make healthy sperm in large quantities, the body needs a good supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells against damage by harmful molecules called free radicals. Just half a cup of bean sprouts provides 16 per cent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for a man. It’s not just dad but baby too who could benefit. Bean sprouts are packed with folate, a vitamin that prevents neural tube defects, whe-re the baby is born with a damaged brain or spine. (more facts on Healthy Eating Menu)
One of the great dishes made using bean sprouts is Fried Bean Sprouts With Salted Fish, and this is the quick Chinese recipes that I am going to share with you. It is simple to cook, but some cooking techniques are required here.
Let’s check out the ingredients needed:
  • 500g beansprouts, washed
  • 1 piece salted fish, chopped small
  • 3 birdeye chili, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 stalk spring onion, cut 1 1/2 inch long
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt
To cook:
1) heat up a frying pan or wok, add oil and salted fish, fried till crispy or golden. Remove salted fish, remain the oil in  the wok.
2) add in garlic, stir fry till fragrant. Pour in bean sprouts, chopped chili and spring onion, stir fry for 30 seconds, add enough salt, stir fry for another 30 seconds.
3) add in fried salted fish, remove fr0m heat. Served hot.
As it is always good to have bean sprouts that are half raw whe-re they are still crunchy, it is vital to have a quick fry. Prepare all the needed ingredients beforehand can speed up the cooking process, and leaving the crunchy, juicy bean sprouts that loved by everyone.