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Pan Seared Fish With Ginger, Scallions, and Soy

Pan Seared Fish With Ginger, Scallions, and Soy

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Pan Seared Fish With Ginger Scallions Soy Sauce is a easy and yummy way to serve some fish. The ginger, scallions and soy sauce mix is a common combination in Chinese cuisine – and it’s not hard to see why, it’s so tasty!

This dish is often times made by steaming the fish. However, at my house we find it easier and more flavorful to pan fry it.

Types of fish

You can use almost any type of fish for this dish! Here are some we make this dish with:

Grouper is a lean, moist, mild flavor fish. It’s got large flakes and a firm texture. The Red Grouper has has a slightly sweet flavor than Black Grouper. This is the fish I am using in this recipe today.

Cod is a mild and somewhat buttery white fish. It’s got pretty delicate and flaky flesh – which is awesome when the sauce of this dish gets all in between it! It goes with this dish pretty well because the mild taste of cod will highlight the ginger scallion and soy mix.

Sea bass is another good white fish to go with this dish. Similar to cod – sea bass also is a mild, slightly sweet, white fish. It’s flesh is described as moist moist, buttery, and tender.

Flounder is also a mild white fish – it is more delicate so if you want to cook with this fish, you may want to be more gentle or else it could easily fall apart. But outside of that it it is also similar to cod and sea bass – slightly sweet and mild.

Salmon might seem like a strange fish I’m listing for this dish, as the other fishes I’ve listed are all mild white fish. However, from personal experience, salmon’s rich, fatty, and buttery flavor profile also goes well with this dish! But is that a surprise? Salmon goes almost with anything!

How to make Pan Seared Fish With Ginger Scallions Soy Sauce

First gather your ingredients:

  • 2 scallions, cut in to 1-2 inch length
  • 1 lb fish, (I am using 2 8-oz grouper filets)
  • 1 inch of ginger, julienned
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce

If you haven’t already, cut scallions in to 1 to 2 inch length, and thinly slice ginger and julienne. Pat dry the fish if it is wet.

In a cooking pan, add vegetable oil and let it heat up on medium high heat. Once heated, add fish to pan.

Let it cook for about 2 minutes, and then using a spatulate, gently flip to the other side.

Sprinkle with julienned ginger, and add the rice wine to the fish.

Allow it cook for another 2 minutes, and then add scallions and soy sauce over the fish.

Check to see if the fish is cooked thoroughly, if so, remove from heat and serve. If not, let it continue to cook until cooked thoroughly.

Pan Seared Fish With Ginger, Scallions, and Soy

Pan Seared Fish With Ginger, Scallions, and Soy

Pan Fried Fish With Ginger, Scallions, and Soy is a easy and yummy way to serve some fish. The ginger, scallions and soy sauce mix is a common combination in Chinese cuisine – and it’s not hard to see why, it’s so tasty!

Ingredients

  • 2 scallions, cut in to 1-2 inch length
  • 1 lb fish, (I am using 2 8-oz cod filets)
  • 1 inch of ginger, julienned
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce

Instructions

    1. If you haven’t already, cut scallions in to 1 to 2 inch length, and thinly slice ginger and julienne. Pat dry the fish if it is wet.
    2. In a cooking pan, add vegetable oil and let it heat up on medium high heat. Once heated, add fish to pan.
    3. Let it cook for about 2 minutes, and then using a spatulate, gently flip to the other side. Sprinkle with julienned ginger, and add the rice wine to the fish.
    4. Allow it cook for another 2 minutes, and then add scallions and soy sauce over the fish.
    5. Check to see if the fish is cooked thoroughly, if so, remove from heat and serve. If not, let it continue to cook until cooked thoroughly.

Notes

Types of fish:

You can use almost any type of fish for this dish! Here are some we make this dish with:

Grouper is a lean, moist, mild flavor fish. It's got large flakes and a firm texture. The Red Grouper has has a slightly sweet flavor than Black Grouper. This is the fish I am using in this recipe today.

Cod is a mild and somewhat buttery white fish. It’s got pretty delicate and flaky flesh – which is awesome when the sauce of this dish gets all in between it! It goes with this dish pretty well because the mild taste of cod will highlight the ginger scallion and soy mix.

Sea bass is another good white fish to go with this dish. Similar to cod – sea bass also is a mild, slightly sweet, white fish. It’s flesh is described as moist moist, buttery, and tender.

Flounder is also a mild white fish – it is more delicate so if you want to cook with this fish, you may want to be more gentle or else it could easily fall apart. But outside of that it it is also similar to cod and sea bass – slightly sweet and mild.

Salmon might seem like a strange fish I’m listing for this dish, as the other fishes I’ve listed are all mild white fish. However, from personal experience, salmon’s rich, fatty, and buttery flavor profile also goes well with this dish! But is that a surprise? Salmon goes almost with anything!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 609mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 30g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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liz

Monday 21st of February 2022

what can i substitute for rice wine or can i buy rice wine in the grocery store. sorry never use rice wine before

TinaTsai

Monday 21st of February 2022

Hi there! Depending on where you live and the grocery store, you may be able to buy rice wine in the grocery store. However if you really can't find any you can try vodka, or white wine, dry sherry to substitute.

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