Chinese Deep Fried Spiced Fish Recipe

Deep Fried Spiced Fish


1 ½ lb whole fish (sole, cod, halibut), cleaned and scaled

1 tsp minced ginger root

3 scallions, chopped

2 tsps salt

2 tbsps dry sherry

Oil for deep frying

1 tsp ground Szechuan or black peppercorns

2 tbsps sesame oil

Lemon slices to garnish


1. Score the fish by making diagonal slashes on each side. Place the ginger, scallion, 1 tsp of the salt and the sherry in a dish and add the fish. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

2. Heat the oil to 180°C/350°F. Deep fry fish until golden brown. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and place on a dish.

3. Sprinkle with the ground peppercorns and the remaining salt. Heat the sesame seed oil and pour over the fish. Serve hot, garnished with the lemon slices.

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