Szechuan Sea Bass

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    50mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    317

Szechuan peppercorns add flavorsome heat to this light and tasty fish dish.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019

Ingredients

  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    3
  • Ginger icon
    Ginger
    2 tbsp (11g)
  • Scallion icon
    Scallion
    6 (90g)
  • Black peppercorns icon
    Black peppercorns
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Sea bass icon
    Sea bass
    4 (600g)
  • Scallion icon
    Scallion
    6 (90g)
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    2 (300g)
  • Olive oil spray icon
    Olive oil spray
    6 dashes
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    2 (40g)
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Chili sauce icon
    Chili sauce
    1 tbsp (18g)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    5 tbsp (74ml)
  • Rice vinegar icon
    Rice vinegar
    3 tbsp (44ml)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    100ml (½ cup)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    as needed
  • Pak choi icon
    Pak choi
    4 (500g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    5 tbsp (74ml)

Tools

  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Pastry brush
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Plate

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Add olive oil spray to a clean frying pan
  3. Heat in frying pan - medium heat
  4. Add garlic clove, ginger, fresh chili and scallion to the frying pan
  5. Fry in frying pan until softened - 3 min
  6. Add black peppercorns, tomato purée and chili sauce to the sauce
  7. Fry in frying pan while stirring occasionally - approx 10 sec
  8. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar and chicken stock to the sauce
  9. Simmer in frying pan until thickened - 3 min
  10. Prepare a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  11. Add sea bass to the baking sheet
  12. Slice lengthwise
  13. Season with salt
  14. Spoon sauce into fish
  15. Brush
  16. Cook until just cooked - 15 min, 200°C
  17. Add olive oil spray to a clean frying pan
  18. Heat in frying pan - medium heat
  19. Add scallion to the frying pan
  20. Fry in frying pan until softened - 2 min
  21. Add red bell pepper, pak choi and water to the vegetables
  22. Fry in frying pan until tender - 4 min, medium heat
  23. Stir soy sauce into the vegetables
  24. Transfer vegetables to 4 plates
  25. Divide fish between 4 plates
  26. Serve immediately
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