Thursday, April 08, 2010

Salt and Pepper Fish Fillet

I’ve tried this incredible fish dish at a Chinese restaurant in New York. The fillets are cut into bite size pieces and dip into a light batter and fried and then toss lightly in some chopped garlic and ginger. Here I am trying to replica it at home and the result is not bad at all. You can always replace the fish fillets with shrimps or calamari.


2 pieces of white fish fillet (I used tilapia)
3 cloves garlic
4 bird eyes chills
1 tsp chopped ginger
Some chives or spring onions – cut small
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
A few dash of Chinese cooking wine

Marinate for fish:

1 tbsp of Chinese cooking wine
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 egg white
2 tbsp corn flour

1. Cut fish into bite size pieces. In a big bowl, mixes marinates together and add in the fish and set it aside for 15 minutes. Put some oil in a frying pan and pan fried the fish on high heat until golden brown. Remove and drain the oil on paper towel.
2. Remove all the remaining oil from pan and leave about 2 tbsp of it. Sauté the garlic, ginger, chili until fragrant. Add in the salt, pepper and sugar.
3. Add in the fried fish, add in a few dash of Chinese cooking wine and give it a few quick toss. Add in the chives or spring onions. Remove and serve warm.


ReeseKitchen said...

Mmm...looks so yummy! Nice to go with steam rice horr..;p Think I'll cook this for dinner tomorrow..thanks for sharing..:)

ann low said...

Very nice! Simple and healthy.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

you also pandai replica huh, hehehe, this look really mouthwaterting and delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Elin Chia said...

Simple and healthy :)) I would like to try this out when I next buy tilapia :) Thanks Gert for a simple and yummy fish recipe :))

Tuty @Scentofspice said...

I like the fact that this doesn't have to be deep fried. Definitely worth trying.

Angie's Recipes said...

Delicious and healthy! I think I still have some fish fillets sitting in the freezer waiting to be used!

MaryMoh said...

Mmm....looks delicious. Looks simple to cook. Thanks for sharing.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good! We always ordered the salt and pepper pork ribs for my girls as they loved it. I have tried shrimps, squid and crabs, not sure I have tried fish fillet before.

Little Inbox said...

Hmm...i like to try this out. Pan-fry is always my choice compared to deep-frying.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Yummy looking dish Gert! Can imagine those tilapia are bursting with flavor. :) Thanks for sharing this!

Velva said...

This looks really flavorful and delicious. Very nice!!!

Reanaclaire said...

yes, eat while its hot.. once cold not so crispy .. hmmmmm....

tasteofbeirut said...

This is a simple and very flavorful recipe ! Thanks! I am usually totally lacking in inspiration when it comes to cooking fish!

Jeannie said...

Lovely dish! So scrumptious! been visiting your blog for ideas:D

tigerfish said...

This is something I like if I really want my fish without sauce yet flavorful and robust..oh that salt and pepper. They also do this with tofu. Yours looks very professional!

petite nyonya said...

This is definitely a simple dish that tastes very good!

Zurin said...

This dish sounds really good. its funny how the simplest food sound the best tasting!I never thought of just tossing fritters in some ginger and garlic. ill definitely do this with calamari. i hv some in the freezer. thanks

n tq for dropping by for the giveaway. it s so fun to do a giveaway to those who visit. I hope more North americans drop by to try for it.its only open to all of you :)

ICook4Fun said...

Reese, yes really good with steming white rice :)

Anncoo, not actually healthy ha ha..

Sonia, what to do. Cannot eat in restaurant everyday ha ha

Elin, you can use other kind of fish fillet.

Tuty, thanks for stopping by. I like your Calamari version too. I am going to cook that once I get some of it :)

Angie, hope you like this.

Mary, you are welcom.

LCOM, I never try the pork fibs version yet. I have to see if they have it in the restaurant the next time.

Little Inbox, yea don't have to use so much of oil.

Bee, you are welcome.

ICook4Fun said...

Velva, thank you.

Reanaclaire, ya :)

Tasteofbeirut, thanks for stopping by.

Jeannie, thanks for your support.

Tigerfish, yes tofu will be good cooking in the style too.

Roslyn, yes really simple dish to cook if you want something quick.

Zurin, it will be great with calamari. Hope I am lucky to win :)

Pei-Lin said...

Hey! By the look of ingredients used here, I'm sure the fish would turn out to be very flavorful! Thanks for sharing. If I find time, I might give this a try 'coz it does look simple but delish!

Jo said...

Simple and oh so delicious. Would love to make this for dinner soon.

My Asian Kitchen said...

I like using corn flour when frying fish too!! love tilapia but didn't try salt and pepper b4..must try your idea since I always panko tilapia only! haha! sudah makan until sian!

ICook4Fun said...

Pei-lin, hope you like this fish dish.

Jo, do try this out as it need only very few ingredients :)

Lesley, yes do try out cooking it this style. If Mishu is eating you can always omit the chili padi.

Jyan said...

Hey there,
It looks really yummy and I'm planning to use this recipe for a filet of cod I bought just because it looked good :P

I do have a question about the corn flour. Here in Holland there is no distinction between corn flour and corn starch (at least not in the dictionary) so I was wondering if it is the flour (yellow coarse product) or the starch (white, powdery product) that was used in this recipe.

ICook4Fun said...

Jyan, they are the same to me too.the yellow coarse you mentioned is cornmeal. Please don't use that. Use the starch kind.