'A Chinese friend gave me this recipe for flavorful fish,' writes Ruth Solyntjes of Waterville, Minnesota. 'She didn't know U.S. measurements, so I'd hold up a plastic teaspoon and as, 'How much?' for each ingredient she used.'

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5 mins
10 mins
15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook fish in canola oil for 2 minutes. Turn and cook 2 minutes longer. Add the next nine ingredients. Cover and simmer for 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with sesame oil.



Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 160 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 28.3g; carbohydrates 1.8g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 102mg; sodium 336.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

Rating: 3 stars
I used this recipe because I had orange roughy on hand, and it seemed simple enough for me to tackle. I was pleasantly surprised at the results. I only used the ingredients I had on hand, so I neglected to add green onions, five-spice powder, red pepper flakes, and ginger. I also substituted rice vinegar for cider vinegar. Despite my many alterations to the recipe, the soy sauce and vinegar (and especially the garlic) worked wonders. I cooked it in the skillet, with water, until the fish flaked easily. The texture, taste, and appearance of the dish was great. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
We did not care for this recipe. We couldn't make out what it was. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This recipe was okay. I did make a few changes I used allspice instead of chinese five powder & olive oil instead of canola. Bake in the oven for 20 mins cover with sauce. I did not like the taste of the sauce so I took a small pot & simmer sauce adding two tbls of brown sugar & 2 tbls of honey and another tbls of soy sauce. Add a tablespoon of cornstarch to thicken sauce. Simmer for 10 mins the sauce taste great. I cover the fish with the sauce soooo good. Served with wild rice & kale topped with bacon. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I didn't particularly enjoy this recipe, but my husband liked it. i like all the ingredients but not in this blend. i might try taking out the vinger and ginger next time. i loved how the fish was so tender though. Read More