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       Title: COD IN SPICY SAUCE
  Categories: Seafood, Chinese, Main dish
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       4 ea Fillets of fresh cod *
       1 ea Egg white
       2 tb Cornstarch
       2 c  Oil for frying
       1 ea Clove garlic
     1/2 ea Leek
       7 ea Chives or scallions
       1 ea Bean curd
       2 tb Peanut oil
       4 oz Ground beef
       2 tb Soy sauce
       2 c  Stock
       2 tb Rice wine
       1 tb Cornstarch mixed w/ 2 tb H2O
     1/2 ts Chili powder
       2 ts Sesame oil
  
   * or well soaked Salt Cod.
   
   Cut cod diagonally in 4 pieces.  Agitate the egg white
   and press between the fingers so that they jellylike
   part and the liquid part blend evenly. Dip fish in the
   egg white and then coat with cornstarch. Fry lightly
   in oil at 300F.  chop garlic and leek finely.  chop
   the chives into 1 inch lengths.  Remove excess
   moisture from the bean curd by cutting the cake in
   half horizontally, then in 8 squares and wrap in clean
   dry cloth. Heat the wok.  Add peanut oil and stir fry
   the meat until well cooked. Add 1 tb soy sauce.  stir
   and pour in heated stock. Add fried cod followed by
   rice wine and remaining soy sauce.  Cook 5 - 6
   minutes. Add bean curd, cook 3 - 4 minutes.  Stir in
   cornstarch mixture to thicken (the bean curd will
   break up if you mix too vigorously).  Add chili
   powder, chives, a few drops of sesame oil.
   
   /\/\ara Kent
  
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