Whole Fried Fish with Ginger and Spring Onions

Preparation info
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Appears in
Floyd on Oz

By Keith Floyd

Published 1991

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Score the whole fish first to prevent it from bursting and to enable the flesh to absorb easily the flavours of the seasoning and sauce.


  • 750 g ( lb) fish (for example, bream, sea trout, red snapper), cleaned and scaled
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With a sharp knife, slash the fish diagonally 2 or 3 times on each side, sprinkle with salt and roll in the flour to coat. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok until almost smoking, then add the fish. Reduce the heat a little and fry the fish for about 2–3 minutes on each side, until it is crisp and golden on the outside and the flesh is deliciously moist but firm. Carefully lift out the f