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Pan Fried Sea Bream Fish


This dish can use either Sea bream or Sea bass, both have great flavour.

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  • 1)2 medium size Sea bream or sea bass
  • you can ask the store to clean it for you and cut head off;
  • Marinate ingredient:
  • 2)1T minced garlic
  • 1T Chinese cooking wine
  • 3 tablespoon Kikkoman light soy sauce
  • 1/2t salt
  • 1t sugar
  • 1/3t five spice powder and 1t sesame oil;
  • 3)1/2C all purpose flour;
  • 4)3T corn oil.
  • 1C=240ml
  • 1t=5ml and 1T=15 ml.
  • Five-spice powder is a blend of ground spices used extensively in Chinese cooking. It usually consists of cloves
  • cinnamon
  • fennel seed
  • star anise
  • and Szechuan peppercorns. It can be found in the spice section of the grocery store.


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Prep: Cut fish into 1 cm thick pieces and put into a Zip-Lock bag, add in all ingredients listed under ingredient 2. Seal the bag and shake well and store in a fridge over night. Next morning turn over the bag.

Step 2

Use a clean Zip-Lock bag, put in 1/2C flour and add all marinated fish pieces, seal the bag and shake well to coat fish with flour.

Step 3

In a large non-stick deep sauté pan , heat corn oil over medium-high heat. Shake off excess flour and put in fish fry 3 minutes one side then turn over fish fry the other side 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 4

Drain oil on paper tower before serving.

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