Fish Heh — is a universal dish that can be eaten with family, and put on the table during the holiday. Guests will be surprised by your culinary talents, because the fish dish has a savory, pleasant taste.
You can replace mackerel with any fish at your discretion, but it is with mackerel Xe that turns out to be the most delicious and tender.
How to cook Xe from mackerel with carrots:
- It is necessary to cut the carcass of a fish before cleaning it;
- Vegetables chopped. Onions cut into half rings, carrots — strips;
- We take the container and in turn add cut vegetables, spices, vegetable oil, vinegar, water, and tomato paste into it. Add salt and sugar;
- Boil the mixture;
- Remove the pan from the stove and cool the contents;
- We take another container and put the ingredients into it in this way: first marinade, then fillet, marinade again. Alternate so that the marinade is above and below the fish;
- Leave our snack marinated in the fridge overnight;
- Done! Mackerel Xe can be served for lunch.
As you can see, the preparation of classic Heh is not very time consuming, but a long process. It is considered long-term due to the fact that the fish should be marinated, having absorbed the juices of vegetables and seasonings. Then the dish will be really spicy.
Now we will consider another way of cooking this dish: the original Asian, which came to us from far away Korea.
In general, it is not known whether this dish was made from mackerel in Korea — after all, almost any fish will be suitable for cooking. Nevertheless, this recipe was really taken over from Asians.
Ingredients for snacks:
- one kg of mackerel;
- two pieces. cucumbers;
- two pieces. bulbs;
- five cloves of garlic;
- three tablespoons greenery;
- one tsp paprika;
- ½ tsp black and red ground peppers;
- two tablespoons Sahara;
- one tsp salts;
- three tablespoons soy sauce;
- two tablespoons sesame;
- ½ tsp cilantro;
- two tablespoons acetic essence.
Cooked snacks enough for five people.
Cooking time: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Calories per 100 grams: 153 kcal.
- Peel the mackerel. Remove the fins, then remove the skin. The fillet is thinly chopped;
- Place the fillet in a container with vinegar and marinate for half an hour;
- Peel the onion, chop it, fry on maximum heat;
- Add to roasted onions red (black) pepper and paprika, cilantro to taste;
- Add sugar and salt;
- The mixture is placed in marinated mackerel and mix thoroughly;
- Cut the cucumbers and also put to the fish;
- Add greens and sesame seeds. Serve with soy sauce;
- Done! Can be served at the table.
As you have already noticed, the Korean version cooks faster and does not require a long marinating in the fridge. It is suitable if you literally come to you in a couple of hours, and you do not know what to treat them with.
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Ingredients for making homemade mackerel Xe:
- one kg of fresh mackerel;
- cilantro — to taste (you can use a mixture of seasonings);
- three tablespoons of vinegar 70%;
- soy sauce — to taste;
- three pieces onions;
- six cloves of garlic;
- fresh or ground hot pepper — to taste.
There are enough cooked snacks for six people.
Cooking time: more than two hours.
Caloric content: 143.8 kcal.
Steps of making Xe:
- Remove ridge and bones in the fish. You do not need to remove the skin from it — it will hold the fish so that it does not fall apart during the cooking process;
- Cut the fish into small stripes, about 4x2x1 centimeters;
- Place the resulting strips in a container with a lid. Add 3 spoons of acetic acid to the container. Fillet will marinate from 35 to 40 minutes;
- Mix the pickled mackerel thoroughly and close the container with the lid. During the marinating time it is best to mix it a couple more times;
- Onions are cut into rings;
- Garlic cloves are also cut, but in small slices;
- Cut into two small pepper pods. You can not add it, or add it ground — it will give the dish an attractive smell and color;
- Also chop the cilantro or take ground;
- The fish should lighten up. Add chopped leek to it (it should be a little juice);
- Add spices, garlic cloves and chopped red pepper to this container;
- Pour the fish with a pair of spoons of soy sauce, salt in this case is not necessary to pour. Now mix;
- Salad should infuse for 40 minutes;
- The dish is ready, you can serve.
Mackerel Xe is a delicious dish, so guests will appreciate your culinary talent.