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Easy Pan-Fried Fish Fillet

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"This is a very easy method to make any type of fish fillets. Choose mild-flavored fish - flounder, halibut, cod, catfish, or tilapia are great candidates."
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15 m servings 306
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Wash fish fillets under running cold water and dry with a paper towel. Drizzle with lemon juice and season with salt on both sides.
  2. Combine flour and Chinese five-spice powder in a shallow bowl. Dip fish fillets into the flour mixture so they are covered on both sides.
  3. Heat canola and sesame oils in a large skillet over medium heat. Add fish to hot oil and pan-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully turn and continue cooking until fish flakes easily with a fork, 2 to 3 minutes more.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • I use 2 spatulas to turn the fish.
  • Instead of salt, you can also marinate the fish in fish sauce for a little bit before pan-frying.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 306 calories; 18.6 9.5 26.4 61 126 Full nutrition

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