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)

lisasearle's picture

this is delicious, I served this with egg noodles and stir fried kale, sprouting broccoli and chinese leaf. loved loved loved it :)

Pinkribbon's picture

This is delicious and very easy. It creates a lot of mess with the oil spitting to fry the fish though! However this recipe cooks the fish beautifully and you can adjust the ingredients to taste. I cooked 3 fillets for the 3 of us and made ginger and garlic stir fry pak choi to accompany it and it worked beautifully.

crystaltips04's picture

simply the best sea bass recipe, have used this all over the world since I discovered this on the site almost ten years ago. Thank you xx

Pridotcom's picture

Delicious and easy! Perfect with noodles and green beans.

lurvlyloz's picture

This is amazing!

I'll definitely be making this again
So simple and quick. Nom!

sticker04's picture

Really amazing and simple. We served it with egg noodles and cabbage stir fried with the same ingredients ginger, chilli and spring onion. Everyone loved it.

jennabush's picture

Absolutely love this! I do, however, find that squeezing a little lemon over the fish while frying it, makes it even better, but this is hands down - a restaurant level recipe! Thanks!

cheekymissevans's picture

Quick and easy recipe! served with jacket potato and salad. Would make again perhaps with a sticky rice.

andiet's picture

Lovely easy recipe. Didn't have chilli so used chilli flakes instead and added the soy sauce to the garlic and ginger instead of pouring it over the fish. Tasted delicious and will definitely do again! I serve it with butter garlic rice.

Tori123's picture

Delicious, served with sweet potato mash and green beans which worked really well.

catie74's picture

Delicious. Served with pak choi and rice

crawfords's picture

Delicious! Have not cooked Bass before and am so glad I found this recipe. So quick and simple yet really tasty. Will be making again. I served with rice noodles and stir fried sugar snap peas.
Was a hit with my husband too!

Zubs's picture

Delicious. I doubled the soya sauce & added a squeeze of lime to suit our taste.

jiggler69's picture

Agreed. This dish has very good flavour, and the chillies add punch. Very simple too. As previous poster says get the pan real hot before adding the fish for a crispy skin

rickster270's picture

Simply amazing! I tried this recipe to try and get my wife to eat more fish. That was over a month ago and I'm almost shamed to say the first time I really cooked something different. We both loved it. It's simple, the smell when you fry the garlic, ginger and chilli is mouth watering. I now cook it once a week and this has also inspired me to start cooking regular.
Note: when I cook this meal for two I normally use two fish (4 fillets) 2 garlic cloves, 25g of ginger 2.5-3chillis average size and seeded. It goes really well with noodles and asparagus. Please try and enjoy :-)

krieken's picture

Dead simple and masterchef quality (according to my 13year old son).

Eileenkt's picture

This is truly simple and delicious!

clairevans's picture

So quick and easy. Absolutely delicious.

Danette79's picture

Top notch ;)

hsinam's picture

Simply brilliant!!


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