Sunday, November 24, 2013

Anchovies with Rolled Oats and Basil (九层塔)

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Another savoury dish with rolled oats, this time is using anchovies. I used to cook anchovies with shallots in spicy sauce. Being inspired from Rolled Oats Prawn I add rolled oats into this dish as well. The oats gave lightly crispy and chewy texture to this dish. If you want some quick dish, do give this dish a try!

Recipe from Vivian Pang’s Kitchen
Anchovies with Rolled Oats and Basil (九层塔)
¼ cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon oil for cooking
¼ cup anchovies
5 pieces shallots, thinly sliced

1 small chili (chili padi), thinly sliced
½ big chili, sliced
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon soya sauce
½ teaspoon chili sauce
1-2 tablespoons water
Few stalks of basil leaves

1. Put rolled oats inside wok. Without adding any oil pan fry the oats till fragrant and lightly brown. Dish out and set aside.

2. Heat up wok, add in vegetable oil. Add in anchovies and fry till golden brown. Dish out and set aside.

3. With the remaining oil inside wok, add in sliced shallots and fry till fragrant. Then add in chilies, sugar, soya sauce, chili sauce and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir to mix.

4. Return browned anchovies and ¾ of oats back into wok. Stir to coat well. Add in another tablespoon of water if too dry. Taste seasoning.

5. Lastly add in remain ¼ oats and basil leaves. Quickly stir to mix and serve.

I'm the host for November 2013 The Little Thumbs Up event with Oats theme. Cook or bake oats from whole oat groats, steel cut oats (Irish oatmeal), Scottish oatmeal, rolled oats (regular or quick rolled oats) and even oat flour. Do link up your recipes on this post and have fun! 


This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite DIYhosted by Vivian of Vivian Pang’s Kitchen.


  1. ciao volevo farti i complimenti hai un blog molto bello !!!! un saluto...

  2. Viv , this dish sounds interesting ! I never knew that you can use oats in savory dishes :D I'm sure it tastes as delicious as it looks !

  3. Hi Vivian,
    This dish looks delicious! And you are so creative in using oats in this dish! A dish that would be great with white porridge!

  4. Very special oats recipe !! My family didn't consume oats, I bought some the other day when my son was in sick..still left some oats, let me think I can use it to cook something..

  5. Hi Viv,

    This dish looks very appetizing! My husband will love this with cold beers!


  6. Another awesome dish from your kitchen. A must try dish I can say.


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