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Spicy Szechuan Fish



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 30 mins (15m prep + 15m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Szechuan fish

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a small bowl, mix together the crushed Szechuan peppercorns, minced garlic, minced ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and cornstarch.
  2. 2.Place the fish fillets in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Let the fish marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  3. 3.Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the fish from the marinade and shake off any excess. Reserve the marinade.
  4. 4.Add the fish to the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and golden brown.
  5. 5.Remove the fish from the skillet and set aside.
  6. 6.Pour the reserved marinade into the skillet and cook over medium heat until it thickens and becomes glossy.
  7. 7.Return the fish to the skillet and coat it with the thickened marinade.
  8. 8.Garnish with sliced green onions and serve hot.
  9. 9.Enjoy the spicy and flavorful Szechuan fish with steamed rice or noodles!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor an extra kick of heat, add some red chili flakes to the marinade.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of Szechuan peppercorns.
  • chevron_rightServe the fish with a side of stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal.