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Asian Style Pan-Seared Bronzini

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Description :
Take a bite into this delicious European sea bass, Bronzini. The hot and sweet sauce is amazing and brings a savory taste in every bite!

Preparation Time :
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Prep: 30-40 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Servings :

Ingredients :

For marinating the fish:
1 whole Bronzini fish (approx 2-3 pounds) sea salt black pepper
1 inch ginger sliced
½ scallion chopped
½ cup cooking wine
¼ teaspoon salt seasoning

To saute the fish:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon red pepper corn

For the Sauce:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ scallion
1 ½-2 tablespoons garlic red chilli sauce
4 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ cup cooking wine
½ cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar salt and pepper to taste

Directions :

First, clean the whole Bronzini fish. Take a knife and cut slits into the fish. Repeat on the other side of the fish. Into each slit, put 1or 2 slices of ginger, sea salt, and black pepper. Open the fish and add the salt, pepper, and ginger inside too.
Place the fish in a marinating pan and put ½ of a chopped scallion, the cooking wine, and the seasoning salt. Set aside to marinade for 30-40 minutes.

After the fish has been marinated, its ready to saute the fish. Heat a skillet and coat the bottom with 2 tablespoons oil and the red pepper corn. Add the fish and cook for a couple minutes on each side till it turns to a light brown color. Take the fish out and keep aside.

Coat the bottom of the pan with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Add the ½ chopped scallion and cook. After 2 minutes add the red chilli sauce and cook till hot. Then add the soy sauce, cooking wine, chicken stock, vinegar, and sugar. Cook the sauce until the sauce turns thick and hot.

Add the fish to the sauce and cook. Cover the pan with a lid until the side of the fish cooks and then turn over for the other side of the fish. Add a little bit of salt and pepper to taste.

Be careful about the bones in the Bronzini fish, as you do not want to eat them.
Serve the fish with the delicious hot and sweet sauce and enjoy!