Crispy Fish with Ginger-Scallion Sauce

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as part of a multi-course meal
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in
Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother's Kitchen

By Katie Chin

Published 2016

  • About

My mother always prepared Crispy Fish with Ginger-Scallion Sauce on the day of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese word for fish, yu, sounds the same as the word for abundance, so we eat this for good luck and prosperity. When my mother and I made this dish on our PBS Show, I talked about this symbolism, as well as that of the lotus root, which represents fertility. My mother’s on-camera response to me was, “You better hurry up,” a not-so subtle way of letting me know she wanted more g