Crispy Chinese-style sea bream

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

100g Waitrose Hom Mali Jasmine Rice
1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 x 90g sea bream fillets
2 tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp red or white wine vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sesame seeds
2 salad onions, thinly sliced diagonally
1 red chilli, seeded and thinly sliced
Steamed green vegetables such as mangetout or pak choi, to serve 

Method

1. Cook the rice in boiling water according to pack instructions.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Slash the skin side of the fish fillets using a sharp knife, then dust with the cornflour. Fry in the hot pan for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and completely cooked through. Remove and keep warm.

3. Mix together the soy sauce, vinegar, honey, sesame seeds and 1 tbsp water, then pour into the pan and cook for 1 minute to heat through.

4. Drain the rice and divide between two plates, then place a fish fillet on top of each. Pour over the sauce, scatter over the salad onions and chilli, and serve with the steamed greens.

Cook’s tipYou can use any white fish for this recipe – sea bass and monkfish fillets would also work quite well with the Asian flavours.