Even though I was raised on the California coast, I didn't, and still don't, eat much fish. I even more rarely cook fish. However, Taiwan is an island nation, and as such fish plays a big part in the lifestyle here so I figured I should try to prepare it at least once.
Yes, this is the first time in over five years in Taiwan that I've cooked fish. And I must say, it came out delicious! (Thanks to Dylan for the inspiration)
- 1 White fish, like tilapia
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp minced green onion
- 1 Tbsp minced ginger
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1 Tsp black vinegar
- 1 Tbsp tapioca starch or corn starch, mixed with 1 Tbsp water
- 1 Tsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp minced red chilies
- 1 Tbsp minced leek
- salt and white pepper to taste
- Minced cilantro (optional)
Note: There wasn't any tilapia in the store, so I just bought what was available which was a fish called barramundi or Asian seabass.
Rinse the fish and pat dry. Sprinkle both sides with a little salt and pepper. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a pan and sauté the fish until both sides are crispy. Remove.
Pour the sauce on top, and you're ready to eat.
HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL! 中秋節快樂!