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)

dom321's picture

Great recipe, I am a huge fan of fish, but had never cooked sea bass before. I think the success of this one is not letting the flavours of the Ginger, Garlic and Spring onion overpower the fish. I added the spicy part of the dish quite sparingly and it worked really well.

I presented it with saute potato and served it with a plain salad. I enjoyed every mouthful!

bigloada's picture

Great recipe, but...WHY do people insist on calling it "Sea Bass" there aint no such thing. Its a "Bass" you wouldn't say "Sea Cod" would you??

hgreatrex's picture

Fantastic - and quick to put together :-) Good for a special mid week dinner

mald19's picture

worked okay i guess...quite overpowering with the salt AND the soya sauce, think i'd drop the salt in future.

cakeanyone's picture

Simple, quick and tasty. Served with mixed bean and chick pea salad. Good for a quick meal but not a 5*.

rotterdam's picture

This was tops! excellent!

rotterdam's picture

I cooked this for me and my husband, it was tops! Also it would make a very good dinnner party dish....

julie.davidson's picture

this was very tasty and easy to do, def add more spring onions :)

auntieboo's picture

I "chicken"d out of trying this receipe with fish but used Chicken instead bashed out with a rolling pin and then fried. Nice mix of flavours and would definelty try it again, maybe I'll be more adventurous and try it with fish next time!

aku1903's picture

Simple but effective. I kept the cost down by using pollack instead of sea bass and it turned out really well; the friend I cooked it for thought it was heavenly! Had it with broccoli and oyster mushrooms stir-fried in toasted sesame oil with garlic and chilli (with a dash of Thai fish sauce if you like) and it went down really well.

janetsteps's picture

What would you recommend serving this with?

adamjsimmons's picture

Absolutely beautiful, it was a new taste experience. Made my mouth water so much that I wanted more. I added a few extra chillies for a bit more heat, but I would highly recommend using the ginger rice form the grilled chili and coriander salmon recipe.

Definitely worth venturing into the kitchen to make this very simple meal

fruitbat's picture

whops - forgot to rate this!

fruitbat's picture

This recipe was lovely - we used a shallot instead of spring onions ( we didn't have any) and it was still yummy.

junefoley's picture

Really lovely! I put the Soy Sauce into the onions, ginger & chilli mix after cooking rather than sprinkle on the fish and it was like a spoon over sauce. Yummy! It would also be good with chicken or pork fillet too. Will definitely make again ............. but a few more spring onions next time. Recommended for easy entertaining.

ntepmarquis's picture

Made this recipe for whole family - 3 adults + 4 young children - not a trace of foood left on anyones plates - FANTASTIC. (only change was slightly less chilli on childrens. Also used same recipe with salmon worked brilliantly - clear plates again.

busymummy7's picture

this is so simple and so very very good. A surprising treat for the family.

carol_p's picture

Quick and easy to make. The sea bass had a lovely delicate flavour. Served with some steamed baby veg, would possibly try it with some rice next time. Very impressed.

clareogle's picture

We really enjoyed this recipe. I cooked the fish in the oven with the rest on the ingredients in some tin foil instead of pan frying it - and served with sweet potato mash and sugar snap peas. Yummy and healthy!

bobbledog's picture

Absolutely my favourite Sea Bass dish! Have made it several times now and my husband reckons he'd happily pay top restaurant prices for this!


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