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A beautifully plated dish of Chinese Salt and Pepper Fish garnished with red chilis and green onions, a visual representation of the enticing fusion of textures and flavors in this culinary masterpiece.

Salt and Pepper Fish

Journey into the world of Chinese cuisine with our delectable Salt and Pepper Fish recipe. Bursting with bold flavors and textures, this dish combines the crispiness of perfectly fried fish with the aromatic allure of red chilis, green onions, and the magic of cornstarch. It's a symphony of flavors that will transport your taste buds to the bustling streets of China.

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To create this incredible Salt and Pepper Fish, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound white fish fillets (such as tilapia or cod), cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 2 red chilis, thinly sliced

  • 3-4 green onions, chopped

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • Fresh lime wedges (for garnish)

Salt and Pepper Fish Recipe Instructions:

Preparing the Fish: Season the fish pieces with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. Toss the fish in cornstarch until evenly coated, ensuring a crispy texture when fried.

Frying the Fish: In a wok or deep frying pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Carefully add the cornstarch-coated fish pieces to the hot oil, working in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding. Fry until the fish turns golden brown and crispy, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

Creating the Salt and Pepper Mixture: In a separate pan, heat a small amount of oil over medium heat. Add the red chilis and green onions, sautéing until fragrant.

Combining the Flavors: Return the fried fish to the pan with the sautéed red chilis and green onions. Toss everything together to combine the flavors.

Serving Suggestions:

Plate your Salt and Pepper Fish and garnish with fresh lime wedges for a zesty kick. Serve immediately and savor the captivating fusion of crispy fish and aromatic spices.

A close-up of fresh fish pieces being generously seasoned with salt and black pepper, the initial step in preparing Chinese Salt and Pepper Fish.
Crispy fish pieces frying in hot oil, transforming into golden perfection, a crucial step in making Chinese Salt and Pepper Fish.
Sizzling fish pieces being cooked with vibrant red chilis and chopped green onions, infusing the dish with the captivating flavors of Chinese Salt and Pepper Fish.
A beautifully plated dish of Chinese Salt and Pepper Fish garnished with red chilis and green onions, a visual representation of the enticing fusion of textures and flavors in this culinary masterpiece.

Chinese Salt and Pepper Fish is a testament to the culinary diversity and creativity of Chinese cuisine. The crispy, golden fish, adorned with the fiery heat of red chilis and the freshness of green onions, creates a harmonious balance that is simply irresistible.

Whether you're craving a savory appetizer or a delightful main course, this dish promises an unforgettable dining experience. Immerse yourself in the bold flavors and enticing textures of this beloved Chinese classic.

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