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Fish with Tausi (Fermented Black Beans)

April 30, 2009 By: admin Category: Seafood

dsc00185Are you tired of having plain fried fish as the main course? Here’s a main course that is quite popular in the Philippines since it can be ready in 10-15 minutes particularly if you’re using pre-fried fish (fillet or whole). Here’s a little bit of advise, if you’re frying fish for this particular recipe, cook it in the same pan that you’ll be using to prepare this recipe (this way you can reuse some of the oil used for frying and you have less items to clean).




500 grams fish

1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium onion, diced

1 medium tomato, diced

1 small can fermented black beans, rinsed and drained (you can add half of the liquid while cooking for a tastier dish)

1 cup water

salt and pepper to taste



  1. Heat oil in medium-sized pan.
  2. Add garlic and cook until slightly brown.
  3. Add ginger, onions and tomatoes. Sauté until onions and tomatoes are tender. 
  4. Add black beans and water.
  5. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes then add fried fish. Make sure that the fish is partially if not completely immersed in the sauce.
  6. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce is reduced by almost half.
  7. Serve hot. 
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2 Comments to “Fish with Tausi (Fermented Black Beans)”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this!I remember my Mom making this before but I never got around to asking her how she made it.I also remember her making a pork, tofu and black bean dish too(with soy sauce I think).I’ll try your recipe and let you know how it turns out! Thanks again!

    • You’re more than welcome 🙂
      I would love to hear how it turned out.
      Thanks so much for visiting and come back soon.