Thursday, September 15, 2011

cooking classes

Today's lesson - Asian style pan fried fish fillet.

This dish is so simple - all you need is a couple of fresh ingredients which highlight the flavours of good a good quality fish fillet.  

You'll need this:

1 x large fillet of firm fish (We used Red Emperor)
1 x large knob of butter
1 x red chilli, finely chopped
2 x cloves of garlic, minced
1 x large piece of ginger, minced
1 x bunch of coriander stalks, finely chopped
Salt and Pepper for seasoning
Light splash of Soy Sauce
Lemon, for serving

You'll need to do this:

Heat heavy based frying pan.  Add butter and heat until melted.  Add onion, garlic, chilli, coriander and fry for a couple of minutes. Season with salt and pepper.  Add fish and cook on first side for 4-5 minutes, making sure to cover in onion mixture.  Then turn and fry on second side for another 4-5 minutes.  Serve with a splash of soy sauce and a squeeze of lemon.

I will be the first to admit that I am a total novice when it comes to cooking fish and yes, I get a little daunted by cooking fish for anyone who I don't know too well!  But it actually is super easy and well worth the pressure! 

Happy Eating!


  1. This looks so good and sounds easy, but I have to say I have never cooked with fresh coriander stocks. Is it the same as cilantro?

  2. What is happening with your chicken?