Saturday, 30 March 2013

Asian style Sea Bass

Who knew the UK is an island?! Well, I'm just kidding but in all seriousness so many people forget! We are completely surrounded by beautiful coastlines boasting hundreds of different fish, mollusks and crustaceans of all types. But did you know most of our produce is being shipped to the Mediterranean? Why? Because Brits just don't want to eat it, there isn't a demand for this protein as their is abroad. Which is a shame, because so many people see crabs, lobsters and oysters as a delicacy. But years ago, all these fish were readily available at such a reasonable price to us here. When the demand slacked, the produced moved and began being shipped away. Here's to celebrating gorgeous fish. 

A good piece of fish, funnily enough, will not smell fishy! This is just a misunderstanding that I had as a child. I hated the stinky smell of fish and rightly so. A good fresh fish will smell of the sea and far from that pong. Unless its doused in some Thai fish sauce (which my mum never used sparingly).
I defy you to get this recipe wrong. If you can burn an egg then maybe take a few steps back! 

1. Slice 1 tbsp of ginger, 2 spring onions and a tbsp of coriander.
2. Fry your Sea Bass, skin side first to brown. Then sear the other side.
This will give you a crispy finish with a juicy, soft flesh.
3. In a small saucepan, warm 2 tbsp of sun flour oil.
4. Once hot, add ginger and spring onion. This is just to remove the raw edge.
5. Cook for 1 minute add 1 tbsp of soy sauce and serve.
6. Garnish with coriander.

This recipe is so simple, but so delicious. If you love spicy Asian food, don't forget to add some chili flakes or a few slices of fresh chili. It's such a quick and simple dish, but full of flavour. You can plate this up individually as I've done. But more traditionally with Asian food, it's each dish on one plate. You get a small bowl of boiled rice and go nuts. The best way, obviously. But you gotta fight for the most popular food or you'll loose out. Be on your toes in Asian house holds, haha!
Until Next Time xo

1 comment:

  1. This looks sooo good! A must-try! Thanks for stopping by my blog Erica!