Sea bass with sizzled ginger, chilli & spring onions

Sea bass with sizzled ginger, chilli & spring onions

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6
The aromas released while cooking this dish will have everyone licking their lips in anticipation

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal202
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein28g
  • salt0.26g
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  • 6 x sea bass fillets, about 140g/5oz each, skin on and scaled
  • about 3 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • large knob of ginger, peeled and shredded into matchsticks



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 3 fat, fresh red chilli deseeded and thinly shredded
  • bunch spring onion, shredded long-ways
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…


  1. Season the fish with salt and pepper, then slash the skin 3 times. Heat a heavy-based frying pan and add 1 tbsp oil. Once hot, fry the fish, skin-side down, for 5 mins or until the skin is very crisp and golden. The fish will be almost cooked through. Turn over, cook for another 30 secs-1 min, then transfer to a serving plate and keep warm. You’ll need to fry the fish in 2 batches.

  2. Heat the remaining oil, then fry the ginger, garlic and chillies for about 2 mins until golden. Take off the heat and toss in the spring onions. Splash the fish with a little soy sauce and spoon over the contents of the pan.

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Comments (184)

kirstyritz's picture

Wow! A fantastic success, even with my 15 yr old who doesn't like fish but asked for more! Will definitely do again as pretty easy (as long as you get the fishmonger to fillet and scale fish for you!) but still impressive. Will do for friends soon.

xlauramx's picture

This was really, really lovely! I served with stir fry vegetables.

jessica_mann's picture

Did this with salmon and was really nice, even forgot to add soy sauce and it was still amazing. Though I'd prob add more chill, garlic, ginger and spring onions though prob because salmon portions bigger than seabass. I served this with sweet potato mash- corinander, chilli and ginger in the mash. very healthy and nice

deirdreglackin's picture

Simple, quick and so tasty. I have tried many sea bass recipes but this wins for taste and simplicity. Even the skin tasted great and I would ordinarily not even try it. A big hit with my husband also.

deirdreglackin's picture

Simple, quick and so tasty. I have tried many sea bass recipes but this wins for taste and simplicity. Even the skin tasted great and I would ordinarily not even try it. A big hit with my husband also.

ojonny0's picture

I live alone can you give me an acompiment to go with this dish potatoes rice etc?

elizabethharrison's picture

Beautiful dish

casey013's picture

Loved this dish so much. I cooked the chilli, ginger and spring onions in sesame oil - which gave it such a fantastic taste. Will be cooking this again very soon.

sjwatson's picture

Great flavours ..will definitely make again

crocodile66's picture

Cooked several times now and is just our favourite dish

aimee_cm's picture

Very easy, very tasty. We actually had to use Salmon because that was all that was left on the fish counter on Valentines evening... but it worked beautifully.

I also threw some finely chopped lemon grass in and rather than removing the fish from the pan first just added the other ingredients a couple of minutes from the end so that the fish became more infused with the flavours.

Had with jasmine rice and stir fried sprouting broccoli. Yum.

helenw2446's picture

Tried and tested this was beautiful, gonna impress my friends with it now!

katemann's picture

Delicious! Never cooked anything like this before and it was lovely. Will definitely make again.
Thanks again, Good Food.

catlawson's picture

Really easy to make, quick,simple, clean and utterly delicious!

eva1106stella's picture

This really is so simple and delicious! Looks great and particularly tasty teamed with some Jasmine rice and brocolli and mangtout fried off in a bit of toasted sesame oil...... yummy

amccoubrey's picture

Simple yet effective! Very tasty. I added the soy sauce to the pan with the spring onions rather than sprinkling over the fish. Served with soya beans and rice - great dinner!

bar102's picture

If I can make a success of this dish it must be fool proof. My wife loved it so much I had to cook it when my son and partner came over. Try it, you will not be disappointed. Served on top of lightly cheesed potato. Bliss!

smart1e's picture

Wow! This recipe is so quick and easy and it looks and tastes like something you'd get in a restaurant.

pompeyno1fan's picture

Made it for guests using bass caught by myself. First time effort and delighted with outcome. Served it with jasmine rice mixed with shallots and lemon juice. Sugar snap peas on the side. Very favourable comments from guests.


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