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Stir-fried groper with mushrooms & ginger

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 40

Cooking method: Pan-fry


  • 60mls rice bran oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8cm knob ginger piece, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbspn hoisin sauce
  • 80mls fish stock
  • 720g Groper fillets (Hapuku)
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 handful coriander leaves
  • ½ red capsicum, sliced

Cooking instructions

  1. Place a wok or saute pan over a medium heat and add oil.
  2. When oil is hot, add garlic, ginger and mushrooms and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add hoisin sauce and fish stock and bring the mixture to the boil.
  3. Add fish pieces and simmer uncovered for 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens a little. Season with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper. Simmer for another 3-4 minutes or until fish is cooked. Lastly add sliced red chilli.
  4. Transfer stir-fry to a serving plate. Garnish with spring onion, coriander and red capsicum and serve on a bed of steamed rice. 


An image from The New Zealand Seafood Cookbook.
Text by Auckland Seafood School and contributing chefs; with food photography by Sean Shadbolt.
Published by Penguin Group NZ. ©Auckland Seafood School, 2009.