Pan-fried Cod Fish with Crispy Ginger

Pan-fried Cod Fish with Crispy Ginger

Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Cod fish is marinated in wine and Asian seasonings and topped with crispy ginger. Pan-fried Cod Fish with Crispy Ginger is perfect weeknight meal or as part of Chinese confinement food.
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  • 500 gr cod fish fillet cut into large chunks
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 50 gr fresh ginger (increase amount to 100 gr if preparing this for confinement diet) peeled and thinly sliced into strips
  • 1 large onion cut into wedges
  • 1 stalk green onion cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 small carrot peeled and shredded




  • Mix the cooking oil and sesame oil together. Set aside. Place the marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add the fish and gently toss to coat the fish with marinade for 10 minutes
  • Preheat 1 Tbsp of the sesame oil mixture in a non-stick skillet. Pan-fry the fish until both sides are lightly golden brown. Remove from the heat. Add another 1 Tbsp of oil. Pan fry the ginger until they are crispy. The thinner you cut the ginger, the crispier they will get. Remove from the oil into an absorbent paper towel. In the same oil, add in onion and saute until they are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the carrot, and green onions, saute for another minute. Deglaze the skillet with 1 Tbsp of wine followed by the soy sauce. Add the fish pieces and gently stir to coat the fish with the seasonings. Remove from heat into a serving platter. Top with crispy ginger and serve immediately