Chinese Stir-Fried Fish Fillets

Stir-fried fish fillets with vegetables
Ella Mullins/Flickr/CC BY 2.0
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
852 Calories
71g Fat
42g Carbs
19g Protein
See Full Nutritional Guidelines Hide Full Nutritional Guidelines
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 852
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 71g 91%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 363mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Protein 19g
Calcium 104mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Chinese recipe for stir-fried fish fillets in a wok calls for ginger which is frequently used in seafood dishes to help cover the "fishy" odor.

The boneless fish fillets are marinated for 10 minutes before flash-frying in a wok. Cooking in a wok is not only fun but very efficient because food cooks evenly.

Serve with rice if desired.


  • For the Fish:
  • 1 pound boneless fish fillets
  • For Marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine (or dry sherry or white wine)
  • Few drops sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • For Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup fish stock (or chicken broth or water)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (mixed with 1 tablespoon water)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil for stir-frying
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 slices ginger (shredded)
  • 1/2 red onion (sliced)
  • Optional: other vegetables as desired (celery, bean sprouts, snow peas, mushrooms or bok choy)
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander (or to taste)

Steps to Make It

Marinate the Fish

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together wine, sesame oil, salt and pepper to taste, egg white and cornstarch.

  2. Cut fish into pieces approximately 1 1/2 inches by 1/2 inch (be sure the pieces aren't too small). Add the fish to the marinade, mixing well, and let the fish marinate for 10 minutes at room temperature.

Make the Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, combine the fish stock, broth or water with the oyster sauce and soy sauce. Set aside.

  2. In a second small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water. Set aside.

  3. Heat the wok and add 2 tablespoons oil. Remove the fish from the marinade and add them to the wok and sear until lightly browned. Remove the fish from the wok.

  4. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to the wok. Add the garlic, ginger and red onion, and cook until the onion is lightly browned.

  5. Add the remaining vegetables and stir-fry.

  6. Add the sauce, heat to bubbling, and add the cornstarch and water, stirring quickly to thicken.

  7. Return the fish back to the wok. Mix everything through. Sprinkle the cooked fish and vegetables with the ground coriander before serving.