Fujian cuisine is a type of Chinese cuisine that is known for its seafood dishes, soups, and sauces made with fermented ingredients. Here’s a recipe for a classic Fujian dish that you can try at home:
Fujian-style Fried Rice Noodles with Seafood
- 1 lb fresh rice noodles
- 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 lb squid, cleaned and sliced
- 1/2 lb scallops
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1/4 cup fermented black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup chicken or seafood broth
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 2 scallions, sliced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Soak the rice noodles in warm water for 10-15 minutes until soft. Drain and set aside.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the minced garlic and ginger to the pan and stir-fry for a few seconds until fragrant.
- Add the shrimp, squid, and scallops to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned.
- Add the rinsed and drained fermented black beans, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine or dry sherry, sugar, and chicken or seafood broth to the pan. Stir to combine and bring the sauce to a boil.
- Add the sliced bell peppers and onion to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until tender-crisp.
- Add the soaked and drained rice noodles to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the noodles are heated through and coated with the sauce.
- Add the bean sprouts and sliced scallions to the pan and stir-fry for a few seconds until fragrant.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve hot as a main course or as a side dish.
Enjoy your homemade Fujian-style fried rice noodles with seafood!