Category Archives: Fish and Seafood Recipes

Filipino Crispy Fried Fish


  • 1 whole 2 lb fish, cleaned and scaled
  • 3″ piece fresh ginger, finely sliced
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • oil, for deep-frying
Cut 4-5 deep diagonal slashes on each side and marinate for 15 minutes with ginger, scallion, pepper, and sake.  Drain and scrape off any pieces of the marinade.  Dry thoroughly.
Heat a wok and add oil.  Once hot, sprinkle fish on both sides with cornstarch, shaking to remove any excess. Lower fish into oil and cook, over moderate heat, for 6-7 minutes.  Drain and serve.
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Shrimp Tempura

1 egg
1/2 cup water
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vetsin

Beat egg. Add water and beat again. Add dry ingredients. Mix well until smooth. Dip shrimps in batter. Drop one-by-one in deep hot oil. Fry until golden brown.

Sauce for Tempura:
1 cup fish or shrimps broth
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine
2 tsp. sugar
4 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup grated radish (labanos)

Mix all ingredients, cook for 5 minutes. Cool before serving. Suggested vegetables to go with shrimps tempura: eggplants (thick strips) stringbeans (whole) carrots (thick strips)
Dip cut vegatables in batter and deep fry.

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