Garlicky Ginger Halibut

Ingredients

  • Fillet of halibut (substitute with cod or pollock if necessary, as halibut can be pretty costly)

  • 1 cup of rice flour

  • 1.5 tablespoon corn starch

  • 3 – 4 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • JuJu’s GG sauce

  • 2 – 3 tablespoons coconut or avocado oil for light frying

  • Scallion, sliced thin on the bias (diagonally) to garnish

Directions

  • Mix cornstarch and rice flour in a bowl and combine. Set aside.
  • Prepare fish and be certain it is fully cleaned. Check out this post to learn how to clean fish if you are unfamiliar.
  • Cut fish into medium chunks. You should be able to get 3-4 decent bites out of each chunk. Set aside in the fridge.
  • Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. You want a thin layer of oil. You are only lightly frying and don’t want to submerge your ingredients in oil.
  • Add ginger and garlic slices and fry until golden brown.
  • While your ginger/garlic is frying, remove your fish from the fridge, and add to container holding the rice flour/cornstarch. Make sure all pieces are evenly coated.
  • Once your ginger and garlic are nicely browned, remove and set aside on a napkin to drain off excess oil.
  • Now that your oil is beautifully flavored, add fish to the hot oil and lightly brown on all sides, approximately 1 minute per side for a total of 4 minutes. Be sure to cook your fish in batches, as not to overcrowd the wok. Use tongs to gently remove the cooked fish and set aside to drain excess oil.
  • Once all fish has been lightly fried, reduce heat to low-medium, and add desired amount of JuJu’s sauce to the wok. I don’t like my fish drenched, but nicely coated instead. Use about 1/2 a cup for 8-10 chunks of fish. Feel free to use more if desired, but I wouldn’t go over 1 cup. Heat through about 1 minute and add fish to the sauce.
  • Gently simmer the fish and make sure all pieces are evenly coated. Remove the wok from the heat.
  • Serve directly from the dish or plate, being sure to add the fried ginger pieces and scallions as garnish. Don’t garnish with the garlic. We just used that to flavor the oil. Enjoy!

Enjoy this delightful fish over rice with a yummy veggie medley. Or ditch the carbs completely, and enjoy with a flavorful vegetable. Check out this simple veggie side I prepare for my family, which is always a hit! Be sure to share, and drop a comment if you decide to try this recipe with your family!

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