Soy Ginger Sea Bream

Soy Ginger Sea Bream

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1 fresh sea bream, cleaned, scaled, etc. or let the fish monger do it
Fleur de sel de Guerande or sea salt
2 inches fresh ginger, cut into strips
1 tbsp peanut oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sake
4 tablespoons water
2 dashes white pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons sugar
Peanut oil for deep frying
1-2 large scallions, cut into strips
1-2 yellow chillies, cut into strips


Slash the fish 4 or 5 times diagonally on both sides, then sprinkle with the salt.  Set aside.

Fry the ginger strips in the peanut oil until brown, remove and set aside.  Pour the soy sauce, sake, water, pepper, sesame oil and sugar into the same pan, bring to a boil, then keep warm.

Deep fry the fish, place in a serving dish, pour the soy sauce mixture over the fish, then garnish with the scallions, chillies and fried ginger.