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 (183)

mrsmichy's picture

Fabulous recipe. Tasty and SO easy.
Hubby loved it and my son (who doesn't like fish or ginger very much!) was amazed at how the flavours came together.
Note: Second time I made it, I added fine slices of sweet red peppers...delicious...try it!

mrsjones's picture

lovely flavors with minimal effort.served it with stir-fried brocolli and garlic and rice..YUM YUM!

coughkar's picture

Never cooked fish before. Gave this a try. Easy and so tasty. Will become a regular on my menu

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Lovely72's picture

Lovely, really easy and very tasty. I pan fried the spring onions with the garlic etc and added a splash of soy sauce - tasted good! Will be making again

imajez's picture

had wholegrain rice with it, which I think added a little extra texture

imajez's picture

quite easy to make, and absolutely delicious.........beautiful aroma.I used ground ginger sprinkled in the pan with the garlic and chillies.

roisinjh's picture

Great dish. Easy and full of flavour!

valentino's picture

Didn't have the chillies so just missed them out and it was still delicious.

missjones's picture

Really great recipe. It looks so impressive but is really easy. Served this with oriental vegetables and thai rice when I cooked for my boyfriend for the first time, and he used to be a chef, and even he was impressed :)

ikatie's picture

Sea bass is one of my favourites, this didn't disappoint!

jay1968's picture

Excellent dish, would use more ginger next time, served with a lovely ratatouille went down a treat

pault61's picture

I have cooked this dish many times now and each time the diners have loved it.

mrsi2b's picture

I've made this several times for me and my husband. He's a bit funny about fish (!) so the fact that he loved is was a God send. I've served it with stirfried veggies and rice or noodles.

leelee73's picture

They're simple ingredients but they go together very well! I was short on ingredients when i made this but I used frozen garlic and ginger which worked just as well :)

laucat's picture

I have now converted my husband onto fish with this recipe, previously he hasn't eaten it for 30 years! I found the chilli drowned the taste of the fish and would use less next time. The fish was cooked beautifully.

eleenia's picture

Was very tasty. Would do again but I used too much chilli this time so would hold back a little next time. If anyone has suggestions for giving it a milder chilli flavour I would be grateful. I'm a wimp, clearly.

ilikeeating's picture

This was fantastic. I am always striving for quick and tasty meals. I added some rice noodles just as I put in the spring onions along with the other ingrediants and then served the noodle mixture and placed the fish on top with a few bits of chilli and spring onion to decorate. My husband who is not a fish lover said it was amazing and was almost like 'masterchef'. We will definitely be having this again. Can't recommend it highly enough


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