Dried White Anchovy Stir Fried

Ingredients

  • 1 cup small size dried anchovies
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  •  3 green chili peppers cut into small pieces (optional)

Sweet and Savory:

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup or honey
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Sweet and Spicy:

  • 1 tablespoon red chili pepper paste
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup or honey
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Heat a pan with the oil over medium heat. Add the anchovies and stir fry for 2 – 3 minutes. Turn off the heat. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the seasoning ingredients, except sesame oil and seeds, to the pan. If using the spicy version, stir the sauce well to dissolve the pepper paste. Turn the heat back on. Boil the sauce over medium heat until it bubbles up and slightly thickens, about 2 – 3 minutes.
Add the anchovies and the optional chili peppers to the pan. Stir well until the anchovies are coated well with the sauce. Stir in the sesame oil and sesame seeds at the end.
Then turn the stove off, put fish on a plate. This dish is served with hot cooked rice.