This simple and delicious recipe comes from a cooking school in Beijing.
A typical red-cooked dish requires a long period of simmering to harmonize the flavors, but most red-cooked seafood gets a more streamlined treatment.
Rock cod, sometimes sold as rockfish, is common along the Pacific coast. It is not related to true cod from the Atlantic.
The use of the whole fish in this Cantonese-inspired dish makes for an impressive presentation.