Way Too Easy Sesame Fish Fillets

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Easy, quick fish. Not good for salmon or tuna. It is best with thin fillets like bream, whiting or catfish. Sometimes I add grated fresh ginger to the oil prior to adding the fish.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -6 thin fish fillets
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 1 -2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 scallions, sliced diagonally (green onions)


  1. Heat oil in pan over med-high.
  2. Pat dry the fillets (prevents soggy fish).
  3. Fry fillets 2-3 minutes and turn over for another 2-3 minutes, or until done to your taste.
  4. Add soy sauce and sesame oil and gently turn to coat both sides.
  5. Place on serving platter, pour hot oil/soy from pan over fish, scatter with sesame seeds and then scatter scallions.


Most Helpful

Good, easy, fast recipe. Will make again.

emily hauer May 07, 2010

Firstly I picked the wrong fish (baby snapper fillets - won't do that again when we make it again). We had a 3, 4 and 5 stars given so settled on 4. Very easy to make and quick would highly recommend for a quick midweek dinner. Thank you omeomy #2, when I next cook with the right fish will review again. Made for Recipe Swap #6 July 2007.

I'mPat July 06, 2007

The short prep time was what attracted me to this recipe, but sadly, the dish was not well liked by my kids. Maybe I prepared it wrong, so I may try again and see how it turns out. Thank you for posting.

Ilovemy4kids October 10, 2006

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