Pan-fried Fish Fillet with fresh Orange Sauce

    This is a simple, easy and yummy Chinese dish. It takes you 15-20 minutes. Children love them very much. It is easy to be home-made. The dish is common to be ordered in Chinese restaurants but the fish fillets are deep-fried. Many mums would like to cook it in a healthy way, we would prefer pan-frying. Prep time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 10 minutes; Serve: 2


    London, England, UK
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    • 220g fish fillet
    • ¼ tsp table salt
    • ½ tsp white wine
    • A pinch of white pepper
    • 1 large orange or (150ml orange juice)
    • ½ small orange
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tbsp plain flour
    • 1½ tbsp corn flour
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 2 tsp corn flour
    • 3 tsp water


    1. Rinse the fish fillet and pat dry with paper towels. Thickly sliced the fish into 8 -10 pieces.
    2. Slice the large orange in half and remove the seeds. Use a plain juicer to coax all the juice out and keep the juice in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
    3. In a small mixing bowl, beat an egg together with a fork. Set aside.
    4. Season the fish fillet with salt, wine and white pepper for 10 minutes. Put 1½ tbsp egg mixture and 1 tbsp corn flour into the fish and mix them well.
    5. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the plain flour and ½ tbsp corn flour well. Dip each fillet into the flour mixture and completely coat each fillet with flour.
    6. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and put the fillets on the frying pan. Reduce to low-medium heat, Pan-fry each fillet for 3-4 minutes until lightly golden on the bottom and flip the fish to the other side. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from heat and put them on a plate.
    7. Cut half of the small orange into thin slices. Then cut each slice in half. Arrange sliced oranges around the cooked fillets.
    8. Meanwhile, mix the corn flour and water in a small bowl. Add them and sugar into the orange juice. Stir thoroughly.
    9. Heat the juice mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and toss the orange sauce on the fillets or serve it separately in a small plate, if you like.
    10. Ready to serve with rice.


    Tips: 1. Be careful with the cooking time. It will vary depending on how thick the fish fillets are. Allow extra time for cooking them through if they are thicker. 2. Keep a close eye on the heat of the frying pan. It needs to be hot when the fish goes in. Do not flip the fish many times 3. Add more oil in the pan if you like deep-frying the fillets. Remember to place the deep-fried fillets on a paper towel before serving. 4. It is more easy to use the ready-made orange juice or concentrate in order to control the level of sweetness.

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