This is far easier than the list of ingredients may indicate. If you enjoy fishing, this is a great way to prepare your fresh catch, whether bass, bluegill, crappie, perch or walleye fillets. It's great with tilapia fillets too. I came up with this Asian-like recipe after years of experimenting and tweaking. It has a little spice kick to it from the Szechuan stir-fry sauce, but anyone can handle it, even kids. I posted a 5 minute video of myself making this dish on YouTube under the title "Fish in Ginger Sauce" (from Juanelo1946)."
- 118.29 ml soy sauce
- 29.58 ml of szechuan stir-fry sauce
- 44.37 ml sugar
- 1.23 ml garlic powder
- 29.58-44.37 ml minced fresh ginger
- 158.51 ml water
- 453.59-907.18 g of small fish fillet
- 118.29 ml of fried fish breading (or cornmeal with salt & pepper)
- 78.07 ml vegetable oil (for cooking)
- 2-3 large green onions, chopped
- Fillets should be wet.
- In a small bowl mix the first six ingredients.
- Heat skillet over medium high heat.
- Add vegetable oil to skillet.
- Put breading in one gallon sealable plastic bag.
- Add the fillets to the bag and shake to coat them thoroughly.
- Put the breaded fillets onto clean plate.
- Add fillets to hot oil and cook until slightly brown, about 1-2 minutes.
- Turn over fillets and brown on other side for another minute.
- Turn heat down to medium.
- Pour in the soy sauce mixture.
- Turn fish over one last time.
- Cover pan and let it simmer about 3-4 minutes more (see note).
- Transfer fillets to serving platter and pour sauce from skillet over top.
- Sprinkle the chopped green onions over the top.