Recipe: Sea Bass

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Serves 6


  • 6 x sea bass fillets, about 140g/5oz each, skin on and scaled
  • about 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • large knob of ginger , peeled and shredded into matchsticks
  • 3 garlic cloves , thinly sliced
  • 3 fat, fresh red chillies deseeded and thinly shredded
  • bunch spring onion , shredded long-ways
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  • Season the fish with salt and pepper and 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.
  • 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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