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50 Mouth-Watering Asian Fish Recipes You Need to Try

Are you looking to expand your culinary repertoire with some delicious and exotic Asian fish recipes?

Look no further!

Here, I’ve rounded up 50 of the best Asian fish recipes that you have to try.

Ginger Soy Asian Steamed Fish

From Chinese-style steamed fish to Japanese-style miso-glazed salmon, you’ll be delighted by the unique flavor combinations that these recipes bring.

Enjoy exploring the flavors of Asia with these amazing recipes!

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12-minute Sticky Asian Sea Bass

If time is of the essence but you still want an impressive meal, this 12-minute Sticky Asian Sea Bass is the perfect solution.

The combination of sweet and spicy flavors gives it an amazing depth of flavor and its soft, flaky texture is sure to please.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The sweet-spicy flavor combination is a delicious mix of flavors
  • The quick and easy cooking method – ready in 12 minutes!
  • The sesame oil, garlic, and ginger give the fish a delicious aroma
  • The light brown sugar helps caramelize the fish and gives it a beautiful golden hue

Creative Twists:

  • Use a different type of fish such as cod, salmon, or halibut
  • Change up the spices such as adding chili powder or cumin
  • Add vegetables like snap peas or zucchini
  • Try different types of honey such as acacia or orange blossom.

Crispy Fish in Chili Garlic Sauce

This crispy fish in chili garlic sauce is a great way to enjoy a delicious Hakka cuisine dish in the comfort of your own home.

The crispy fish is flavored with a spicy and flavorful garlic chili sauce, making it a tantalizing dish that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

The fish is lightly battered and fried until it is golden and crispy, while the sauce is made with oil, ginger, garlic, chili paste, soy sauce, and tomato ketchup.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s easy to make in under 20 minutes
  • The flavors are bold, spicy, and delicious
  • The fish is crispy and perfectly cooked
  • The garlic chili sauce can be adjusted to your preferred level of spiciness
  • It’s a great way to enjoy a traditional Hakka dish

Creative Twists:

  • Add other vegetables to the dish, such as bell peppers, carrots, or mushrooms
  • Substitute the fish fillet with tofu or chicken for a different flavor profile
  • Add a bit of brown sugar to the sauce to give it a sweet and savory taste
  • Top the fish off with freshly chopped green onions for a bright, fresh flavor

Steamed Fish with Ginger and Soy Sauce

Steamed Fish with Ginger, Scallion, and Soy Sauce is a restaurant-quality dish that is incredibly easy to make at home in just 30 minutes.

With a light yet flavorful sauce, this dish is packed with earthy ginger and crunchy scallions, and the fish itself is juicy and tender. I like to serve it with a side of fluffy white rice for a complete meal.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The fish comes out tender and juicy, with a nice smoky flavor from the sesame oil
  • The ginger and scallion give the dish a fresh and zesty taste
  • The sauce is light yet flavorful, with a hint of sweetness from the shallots
  • It’s a quick and easy meal that can be served with rice for a complete dinner

Creative Twists:

  • Add some mushrooms for a touch of umami
  • Substitute salmon for the white fish fillets for a richer flavor
  • Add a splash of mirin or rice wine to the sauce for a sweeter flavor
  • Mix in other vegetables such as bell peppers or zucchini for a colorful presentation
  • Top the fish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds or seaweed flakes for a crunchy finish

Ginger Soy Fish

This delicious dinner is sure to please your taste buds with its combination of flavors and textures.

You get the sweetness from the sugar, the savoriness from the soy sauce, and the crunchy texture from the cornstarch.

And, the ginger and scallions give it a nice kick of flavor!

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s a great way to cook halibut, giving it a delicious flavor.
  • The sauce is simple yet flavorful.
  • It’s fast and easy to make.
  • It’s a healthy dinner option that’s low in calories.

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the halibut with other types of white fish.
  • For a more intense flavor, use ginger paste instead of grated ginger.
  • Add some diced bell peppers to the fish for more crunch and flavor.
  • Use tamari instead of soy sauce for a gluten-free option.
  • Garnish the fish with chopped cilantro for a fresh flavor.

Nobu Miso Black Cod served over Coconut Rice

If you don’t mind spending a bit of time in the kitchen, and you’re looking for an impressive yet easy dish, this is the perfect dish for you!

This recipe is a combination of sweet, salty, and savory, with a delightful texture.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The freshness of the black cod and the sweetness of the miso marinade pairs perfectly together
  • The cooked jasmine rice with the coconut milk makes a light and fluffy base
  • The use of sake and mirin adds a unique and complex flavor
  • The addition of lime and sugar makes the marinade tastier
  • The use of garlic, ginger, and butter adds a nice depth of flavor

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the black cod with sea bass for a different flavor
  • Add some chili flakes to the marinade for a bit of heat
  • Use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar for a richer flavor
  • Swap out the coconut milk for a different type of milk for a richer flavor
  • Serve over a bed of sautéed greens for a healthier twist

Fish Parcels with Ginger & Spring Onions

This recipe for Fish Parcels with Ginger and Spring Onions is a delicious and easy way to enjoy healthy, flavourful fish.

The combination of soy sauce, white pepper, sesame oil, and white vinegar (or balsamic vinegar) creates a wonderful umami flavor that is complemented beautifully by the fresh ginger and spring onions.

The fish is moist and tender and the optional chili slices add a nice kick of heat.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • Simple and quick to make.
  • Complex and delicious flavor.
  • Healthy and nutrient-rich.
  • Suitable for any time of year.
  • Can be served with a variety of sides.
  • Can be adapted to use different proteins.

Creative Twists:

  • Add some chopped garlic for a garlic-y kick.
  • Substitute the white pepper for black pepper for a slightly different flavor.
  • Use different types of fish such as cod, salmon, or snapper.
  • Add some red pepper or chopped carrot for a pop of color.
  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top for added crunch.
  • Drizzle with some extra soy sauce or teriyaki sauce after cooking for an extra punch of flavor.

Chinese Pan-Fried Fish with Soy Sauce

This Chinese Pan Fried Fish with Soy Sauce is a perfect combination of flavors and textures.

The fish is crisp and savory, with a delicious tang from the soy sauce and garlic, and an aromatic kick from the ginger and scallions.

The light dusting of cornstarch helps the fish to achieve that perfect golden brown.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The flavors are balanced and delicious – the perfect combination of savory, tangy, and aromatic.
  • It’s easy to make – the ingredients are simple and the steps are straightforward.
  • The light dusting of cornstarch helps the fish to achieve that perfect golden brown.

Creative Twists:

  • Add a pinch of five-spice powder to the cornstarch for a richer flavor profile.
  • Substitute the light soy sauce for dark for a richer, more complex flavor.
  • Swap out the scallions for leeks for a milder, sweeter flavor.

Rock Cod In Ginger Soy Sauce Marinate

Rock cod in ginger soy sauce marinate is a delicious Asian-style recipe that combines the sweet flavors of honey and ginger with the savory tastes of soy sauce and rice vinegar.

It’s a perfect blend of flavors that adds a unique twist to any meal.

The rock cod is cooked to perfection, and the marinate adds a delicious flavor to the fish. It’s a dish that is sure to please everyone.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The sweet and savory flavor combination of the marinate.
  • The rock cod is cooked to perfection, making it tender and juicy.
  • The marinate adds a unique twist to the fish, making it a flavorful and special dish.

Creative Twists:

  • Try adding other herbs to the marinate, such as cilantro or basil.
  • For a more intense flavor, try adding a few drops of sesame oil to the marinate.
  • Substitute the rock cod with another type of fish to make the dish your own.

Cod with Asian Orange Glaze

Cod with Asian Orange Glaze is a delicious combination of East Asian flavors and textures.

The orange marmalade provides a sweet taste, while the sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and rice wine vinegar give the dish a savory punch.

A hint of miso adds the perfect umami flavor, while the olive oil helps bring out the cod’s natural flavor.

A pinch of pepper gives the dish a mild kick.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The balance of sweet and savory flavors
  • The combination of different spices and ingredients
  • The fact that it’s simple to make and doesn’t require a lot of time or effort

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the cod for salmon, halibut, or another type of fish
  • Add a hint of honey to the orange marmalade for extra sweetness
  • Top the dish with sliced scallions for a fresh and crunchy texture

Brown Sugar Glazed Chilean Sea Bass Recipe

Something magical happens when you pair the delicate flavor of Chilean sea bass with a sweet, brown sugar glaze.

This dish is a delicious combination of savory and sweet, with a hint of salty from the low sodium soy sauce and sake.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The combination of the sweet brown sugar glaze with the savory fish is unbeatable.
  • The low sodium soy sauce and sake provide a nice salty flavor without being overpowering.
  • The dish is easy to prepare and only takes 40 minutes to make.

Creative Twists:

  • You can serve the fish over a bed of coconut rice.
  • The glaze can be adjusted to suit your taste by adding more or less brown sugar.
  • You can substitute the sake with a port, as suggested in one of the reviews.

Cantonese Steamed Fish

Cantonese steamed fish is a light and delicate dish that is full of flavor and texture.

The fish is cooked with a fragrant mix of soy sauce, ginger, scallions, and cilantro, while the hot water helps to evenly steam the fish.

The vegetable oil allows the fish to cook gently and absorb the flavors of the seasonings.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The fish is cooked to perfection and is so tender and flaky.
  • The soy sauce, ginger, scallions, and cilantro give the dish a fragrant and flavorful aroma.
  • The hot water helps to cook the fish evenly and keep it moist.

Creative Twists:

  • Add freshly grated garlic for an extra punch of flavor.
  • Swap out the fish for a different seafood, like shrimp or squid.
  • Switch up the herbs and use fresh basil, parsley, or chives.

Asian Salmon in Foil

This Asian Salmon in Foil is an incredibly flavorful and easy summer dinner option!

With a honey and soy sauce glaze, the salmon is sweet and savory, and the addition of fresh garlic and ginger gives it a nice kick.

The sesame oil and sesame seeds offer a nutty flavor and crunchy texture.

Plus, it’s simple to make and requires minimal cleanup.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The balance of sweet and savory flavors from the honey and soy sauce glaze
  • The freshness of the garlic, ginger, and green onions
  • The creamy texture of the salmon combined with the crunchy texture of the sesame seeds

Creative Twists:

  • Add some diced bell peppers when wrapping the salmon in foil for added color and crunch
  • Substitute the honey with agave nectar or maple syrup
  • Sprinkle some crushed peanuts over the top of the salmon before baking for added crunch and nuttiness

Vietnamese Turmeric Fish with Noodles & Dill

This recipe requires a bit more work than some other Vietnamese dishes, but it is well worth it.

The combination of flavors and textures is incredible – tender fish chunks, aromatic dill, and scallions softened vermicelli noodles and crunchy roasted peanuts.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The marinade for the fish is flavorful and balanced – the turmeric, garlic, shallot, shrimp paste, and fish sauce all work together to create a wonderful flavor.
  • The green onions and dill add a wonderful freshness and crunch to the dish.
  • The noodles and peanuts add an interesting contrast in texture.

Creative Twists:

  • You can add other vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, or carrots to the dish.
  • Add a bit of heat by adding some chili flakes or jalapeños.
  • Replace the fish with chicken, pork, or tofu for a vegan version.

Twice Cooked Fish

Twice Cooked Fish is a popular Szechuan dish that combines the crispy texture of pan-fried fish with the well-known twice-cooked flavors.

The fish is marinated in Chinese cooking wine, light soy sauce, salt, and sugar, then coated with cornstarch before it is pan-fried.

For the stir fry, a combination of doubanjiang, fermented black beans, ginger, garlic, garlic sprouts, long red peppers, scallions, light soy sauce, and salt are used to create a flavorful and aromatic sauce.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The combination of pan-fried fish and stir-fried sauce creates a delicious balance of flavors and textures.
  • The marinade for the fish allows it to absorb lots of flavor and stay tender.
  • The stir-fry is really versatile, so you can easily customize it with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Creative Twists:

  • Try using different kinds of fish for different textures and flavors.
  • Switch up the vegetables or add some proteins to create a heartier dish.
  • Serve the fish and stir-fry over a bed of rice or noodles to make it a complete meal.

Foolproof Miso Marinated Black Cod a la Nobu

Super easy yet full of flavor, this recipe for Miso Marinated Black Cod a la Nobu is sure to become a family favorite.

It is a great way to turn a simple piece of fish into a delicious meal.

Here’s what I like about this recipe:

  • The marinade – combining sake, mirin, sugar, and miso paste creates a flavorful marinade that will make the fish melt in your mouth.
  • The ease – once the marinade is made, all you have to do is marinate the fish for 2 days, then broil it for less than 15 minutes.
  • The versatility – this recipe can be adapted to whatever type of fish you have on hand.

Creative Twists

  • For some creative twists, try adding additional marinade ingredients like garlic, ginger, or soy sauce.
  • If you like your fish a bit spicier, try adding some chili flakes. You can also experiment with different types of fish, like salmon or halibut.
  • Finally, to give it a little extra zing, top the cooked fish with some toasted sesame seeds.

Thai Coconut Fish Curry

This Thai Coconut Fish Curry is a delicious dish packed with aromatic and zesty flavors.

The light but intensely flavorful curry is complemented perfectly by white fish, making it a great dinner option.

The sweet coconut milk helps to balance the slight spiciness of the chili and the tangy citrus of the lime.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s delicious and full of flavor – a mix of sweetness, spiciness, and tanginess.
  • The ingredients are simple and accessible.
  • It’s relatively quick and easy to make, taking just 25 minutes.

Creative Twists:

  • To make it vegetarian, swap out the fish for vegetables.
  • For a creamier texture, add more coconut milk.
  • To make it spicier, use more chilies or add a few drops of chili oil.

Asian Glazed Baked Barramundi

This Asian Glazed Barramundi recipe is a delicious and satisfying dish!

The combination of sweet and savory flavors with a hint of spice and crunch creates an unforgettable culinary experience.

The barramundi is cooked to perfection with a crispy caramelized exterior and a tender flaky interior.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The contrast of textures and flavors. The sweet honey glaze and sesame oil give the fish a rich flavor, while the chili, ginger, and garlic add a subtle spicy kick.
  • It’s a quick and easy meal to make. All you need to do is mix the ingredients for the glaze, brush it onto the fish, and bake for 35 minutes.
  • It is a healthy dish, as the fish provides a good source of lean protein and the glaze is low in saturated fat.

Creative Twists:

  • Add other vegetables like mushrooms, tomatoes, or bok choy to create a flavourful one-pan dinner.
  • Switch out the barramundi and use other firm white fish fillets such as cod, haddock, or snapper.
  • For a spicy kick, add a tablespoon of Sambal Oelek (or other Asian chili paste) to the glaze.

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon

Teriyaki glazed salmon is a delicious way to cook salmon or any type of meat.

It has a sweet and savory flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

The teriyaki glaze adds a slightly crunchy texture to the salmon which adds a nice contrast to the soft, juicy fish. It’s also the perfect dish for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s a great way to add an Asian flavor to your dish without too much effort.
  • The teriyaki glaze adds a nice crunchy texture to the salmon.
  • It’s easy to make and takes only 15 minutes to put together.

Creative Twists:

  • You can add some vegetables to the dish such as asparagus or bell peppers for an extra flavor boost.
  • Try topping the salmon with sesame seeds for a nutty flavor.
  • Add some fresh ginger to the glaze for a spicy kick.

Quick and Easy Teriyaki Cod Fillet

This delicious Teriyaki Cod dish is a great way to mix up your typical teriyaki chicken dinner.

With a combination of pan-fried cod fillets and a sweet and sticky teriyaki glaze, this meal is sure to impress.

The combination of mirin, soy sauce, sake, and sugar give the glaze its signature sweet and savory flavor, and the corn starch helps to thicken the glaze.

The cod skin is left on and crisped up, creating a crunchy texture to contrast the soft fish fillet.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s quick and easy to make, taking only 15 minutes to go from pan to plate.
  • The combination of sweet and savory flavors in the teriyaki glaze makes it a great dish for both adults and kids alike.
  • The cod skin is left on, adding a delicious crunchy texture to the soft fish fillet.

Creative Twists:

  • You can easily switch up the fish used in this recipe and use salmon, tilapia, or halibut instead.
  • Add some heat to the glaze by adding a splash of chili oil or chili flakes.
  • Try adding some fresh ginger or garlic to the glaze for an extra pop of flavor.

5-Minute Grilled Mackerel with Teriyaki Sauce

This 5-Minute Grilled Mackerel with Teriyaki Sauce is a delicious, easy-to-make dish that is popular in Japanese-style bento.

This recipe is packed with flavor and texture, with the mackerel being grilled and the teriyaki sauce adding a sweet and savory taste.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s quick and easy to make, with only 5 minutes of grilling time.
  • The mackerel stays juicy and tender, with the teriyaki sauce adding a delightful flavor.
  • It can be served with a side of steamed rice or a simple salad.

Creative Twists:

  • Add a spoonful of sweet and spicy chili sauce for an extra kick of flavor.
  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds over the mackerel before grilling to add an even more savory taste.
  • Add some freshly chopped herbs to the teriyaki sauce to enhance the flavor.

Korean Style Fish Donburi Bowl

This Korean-style donburi is a deliciously comforting meal that packs a flavor punch!

It features pieces of fish that have been cooked in a spicy and smoky sauce, which is balanced perfectly by the Japanese rice.

This dish is full of texture and flavor and makes for a great weeknight meal.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The combination of sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and gochugaru adds an incredible depth of flavor to the fish.
  • The rice helps to absorb the flavors of the sauce, making every bite a delight.
  • The scallions add a nice crunch and freshness that helps to lift the dish.

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the fish with tofu or tempeh to make it vegan-friendly.
  • Add a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added crunch and nuttiness.
  • Swap out the gochugaru for Sriracha or chili oil for a spicier version.

Thai Fish Cake

Thai Fish Cakes, or Tod Mun Pla, is a delicious and flavorful recipe.

It has a unique combination of flavors from fish paste, red curry paste, snake beans, and kaffir lime leaves that make it a great appetizer or snack.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s easy to make and can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge.
  • The flavor is spot-on, just like what you get from Thai restaurants.
  • It’s a great way to sneak in some veggies – the snake beans and kaffir lime leaves add a nice crunch and flavor.

Creative Twists:

  • For an extra spicy kick, add some chopped red chilies.
  • Switch up the fish paste for a different kind of seafood – try it with shrimp or squid paste.
  • Use a different type of curry paste – green curry paste would work really well.

Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Cod

This delicious Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Cod is an easy, yet flavorful, main dish that’s sure to please everyone!

This dish is packed with flavor and texture and finishes off with the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The balance of sweet and savory from the honey and miso paste.
  • The fragrant garlic, ginger, and sesame oil add a depth of flavor to the dish.
  • The light and flaky texture of the cod.

Creative Twists:

  • For a vegetarian twist, try substituting the cod with tofu and omit the soy sauce.
  • For a spicier dish, add an additional tablespoon of gochujang.
  • For an Asian-inspired salad, serve over a bed of fresh salad greens.

Thai Style Deep Fried Whole Fish

If you’re the type of person who loves a good blend of flavors and textures, then this Thai Style Deep Fried Whole Fish recipe is for you.

The fish is marinated in soy sauce, fish sauce, and rice vinegar, and then deep-fried until it’s golden and crispy.

The bean sprouts and long red chili give it a nice crunch that pairs perfectly with the fragrant garlic, ginger, and coriander.

What I like about this recipe:

  • The marinade and the deep frying method make this dish incredibly flavorful and juicy.
  • The bean sprouts, long red chili, and other vegetables give the dish a great texture.
  • The combination of soy sauce, fish sauce, and rice vinegar makes this dish fragrant and unique.

Creative Twists:

  • Add some pineapple chunks along with the vegetables to give the dish a slightly sweet and fruity flavor.
  • Replace the fish sauce with some Thai sweet chili sauce for a spicier kick.
  • Add some kaffir lime leaves for an extra zesty flavor.

Thai Steamed Fish with Lime and Garlic

This Thai Steamed Fish with Lime and Garlic is a fantastic combination of flavors and textures.

The sweetness of the sugar balances the sourness of the lime and the spiciness of the chili.

The garlic adds a pungent flavor while the cilantro adds a refreshing touch.

This dish is an overall fantastic mix of flavors!

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The combination of flavors is a delicious balance
  • It is a really simple dish that can be made in just 20 minutes
  • The steamed fish is juicy and tender

Creative Twists:

  • Try adding some chopped ginger and kaffir lime leaves for a zesty flavor
  • Substitute the fish for shrimp for a different texture
  • Add some chopped green onions for an extra savory flavor

Sweet and sour fish

If you’re short on time but want a delicious meal, this sweet and sour fish is a perfect choice.

The freshness of the fish combined with the sweetness of the ketchup, the sourness of the vinegar, and the spiciness of the white pepper, creates an amazing balance in flavors and textures.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The dish is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients.
  • It is a great way to enjoy a healthy meal without sacrificing flavor.
  • The use of Shaoxing rice wine adds a nice depth to the sauce.

Creative Twists:

  • For a vegan option, replace the fish with tofu or tempeh.
  • Add some vegetables to the mix for more flavor and color.
  • Try adding a bit of honey for a slightly sweeter flavor.

Yellowtail Teriyaki

Yellowtail Teriyaki is a classic Japanese dish that is simple yet elegant.

It is made with yellowtail fillets that are marinated in a homemade teriyaki sauce made with mirin, soy sauce, sake, and sugar.

The fillets are then cooked in a pan with shishito peppers, Tokyo negi, and all-purpose flour, and finished with a sprinkle of kosher salt.

The result is a delicious dish that is packed with flavor and texture.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The marinade is simple and quick to make and adds a delicious sweetness and umami to the dish.
  • The shishito peppers add a mild spiciness and crunch that complements the fish nicely.
  • The all-purpose flour helps give the fish a nice, crispy crust.

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the yellowtail for another type of fish, such as salmon or cod.
  • Add some diced carrots, mushrooms, or bell peppers to the pan while cooking the fish.
  • Experiment with different seasonings, such as garlic powder, smoked paprika, or cayenne pepper.

Asian Salmon and Noodles

This Asian Salmon and Noodles recipe offers a unique combination of flavors, textures, and colors.

The dish combines the sweet and savory flavors of honey-soy salmon and Asian noodles with mushrooms and snow peas.

The Sriracha-flavored, honey-sesame sauce adds even more complexity and richness to this delicious meal.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The combination of flavors and textures makes this a really enjoyable dish.
  • The salmon is cooked to perfection, and it’s perfectly complemented by the noodles and vegetables.
  • The sauce is the star of the dish – it really ties the whole meal together.

Creative Twists:

  • Add some heat to the dish by adding a few diced chilies or a sprinkle of chili flakes.
  • Swap out the noodles for some roasted vegetables for a lighter option.
  • Top the salmon with some crunchy crushed peanuts for an extra layer of texture.

Asian Barbecue Salmon Recipe with Sesame Noodles & Vegetables

This dish is a delicious and flavorful combination of textures and tastes.

The combination of smoky-sweet barbecue sauce and salty soy sauce creates an irresistible flavor, while the soft noodles and crunchy vegetables provide an interesting contrast in textures.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The chili garlic sauce adds a nice spicy kick to the dish, but can easily be omitted for a milder flavor.
  • The salmon cooks quickly and turns out perfectly every time.
  • The vegetables add a nice crunch and can be easily substituted for whatever vegetables you have on hand.

Creative Twists:

  • You can substitute the salmon for another protein such as chicken, beef, or tofu.
  • For a vegetarian version, swap out the salmon for tofu and use vegetable broth instead of water.
  • You can make the recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free tamari instead of soy sauce.

Chinese Salt & Pepper Fish

Super simple, yet intensely flavorful, Chinese Salt & Pepper Fish is a fantastic weeknight meal.

The combination of salt and pepper with the oil, sherry, and chili results in a delicious, spicy kick that will leave you with an amazing experience.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The perfect balance between salty and spicy flavors.
  • The crunchy texture from the cornstarch and egg.
  • The fact that it only takes 30 minutes to make.

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the cod with a different type of fish such as haddock.
  • Add some extra vegetables such as sweet peppers or baby corn.
  • Ser<ve with steamed rice or noodles for a complete meal.

Steamed Fish with Ginger and Soy Sauce

Steamed Fish with Ginger, Scallion, and Soy Sauce is a flavorful, light dinner that can be prepared in just 30 minutes.

The combination of the white fish, ginger, scallion, and soy sauce creates a unique balance of flavors and textures that are sure to please.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It is a healthy, light dinner that can be served with a side of rice.
  • With only a few ingredients and minimal prep time, it is a quick and easy meal to make.
  • The combination of flavors creates a unique taste that is both savory and slightly sweet.

Creative Twists:

  • Add a pinch of chili flakes to the sauce for a spicy kick.
  • Swap out the white fish for salmon or cod for a different flavor profile.
  • Serve the fish with a side of steamed vegetables or a light salad.

Steamed Ginger and Lime Fish

This incredible Steamed Ginger and Lime Fish is a delightful combination of flavors and textures.

The fish is cooked in a delicate and flavorful broth of ginger, light soy sauce, lime juice, and vegetable oil, while the crunchy spring onions, sweet chili, and a hint of lime add a delicious twist.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s incredibly easy and quick to make, yet still flavorful and delicious
  • The ginger and lime give the fish a wonderful zing
  • The combination of flavors and textures creates a truly unique dish

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the fish with shrimp or chicken for an alternative version
  • Add some fresh herbs like coriander or mint for an extra zing
  • Try using different types of fish such as salmon or trout for a variation in flavor

Japanese Miso Marinated Fish

This recipe is a classic Japanese way to marinate fish, resulting in a salty and a little sweet flavor.

It is a simple dish to make yet requires a bit of preparation beforehand.

The end result is a delicious grilled fish that is perfect for a meal or an appetizer.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The marinade is a simple combination of miso, salt, sake, and sugar.
  • It’s surprisingly easy to make and the results are always delicious.
  • The marinade works well with high oil-content white fish with skin, such as salmon.

Creative Twists:

  • Using a different type of miso for a different flavor.
  • Adding fresh ginger, garlic, or scallions to the marinade.
  • Using a different type of fish, such as cod or mackerel.

Japanese-Style Salted Salmon (Shiozake)

Just because it looks simple doesn’t mean it tastes plain!

Japanese-Style Salted Salmon (Shiozake) is a delicious and flavorful dish that is widely enjoyed in Japan.

With just a few ingredients and a few hours of waiting, you can recreate the authentic flavors of Japanese-Style Salted Salmon in your own kitchen.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It is relatively simple to make, requiring just a few ingredients and a few hours of waiting.
  • The salty flavor of the salmon is balanced by the sweetness of the sake, creating a delicious and unique flavor.
  • The salmon stays moist and tender, even after being salted and refrigerated overnight.

Creative Twists:

  • Experiment with different types of fish and seasoning combinations, such as substituting sake for mirin or using other types of fish.
  • Add other seasonings, such as lemon zest or black pepper, to the marinade for an added flavor punch.
  • Serve the salted salmon on top of steamed rice or in sushi rolls with cucumber and avocado.

Buri Teriyaki

Buri Teriyaki is a delicious Japanese dish that combines tender fish with a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce.

The fish is marinated in the teriyaki sauce and cooked until it’s slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

The Amzu radish and shiso leaf provide a fresh and slightly spicy flavor to the dish.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The marinade of teriyaki sauce gives the fish a sweet and savory flavor.
  • The Amzu radish and shiso leaf add a nice crunch and fresh flavor to the dish.
  • The combination of the sweetness from the teriyaki sauce and the saltiness from the fish is a perfect balance of flavors.

Creative Twists:

  • For a more intense flavor, double the amount of teriyaki sauce used.
  • For a lighter flavor, use half of the amount of teriyaki sauce.
  • Try adding different vegetables, such as bell pepper or mushrooms, to the dish.

Chilean Sea Bass Recipe with Vietnamese Sauce

This Chilean Sea Bass recipe with Vietnamese sauce is a sophisticated and flavorful dish that is also surprisingly easy to make.

The combination of seared Chilean sea bass, wilted spinach, and a spicy, sour-sweet Vietnamese sauce sets this dish apart from other fish dishes.

Not only is it delicious, but it is also gluten-free and dairy-free.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The balance of flavors: The combination of the sweet and sour flavors in the Vietnamese sauce, the saltiness of the fish sauce, the zing of the lime juice, and the spiciness of the Thai chili garlic sauce makes a delightful flavor profile that is both unique and familiar.
  • The addition of sesame spinach: Adding wilted spinach to the dish adds an extra layer of flavor and a nice texture contrast.
  • The ease of preparation: This recipe is surprisingly easy to make, especially considering how complex the flavors are. It only requires 30 minutes of prep and cooking time.

Creative Twists:

  • Switch up the fish: You can make this recipe with other types of fish, such as halibut or cod.
  • Add extra vegetables: To make the dish even healthier, you can add extra vegetables, such as mushrooms or bell peppers.
  • Try different sauces: You can experiment with different types of sauces, such as an Asian-style teriyaki sauce or a creamy white sauce.

Asian Salmon with Carrot Cucumber Slaw

This Asian Salmon with Carrot Cucumber Slaw is bursting with flavor and texture.

The marinade is made with a mixture of soy sauce, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and lime with a touch of chili.

The slaw adds a light, crunchy touch of vegetables with cucumber, carrot, radish, spring onion, chili, and cilantro.

The dressing is a combination of dry roasted peanuts, garlic, chili, salt, palm sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, and tamarind sauce for a tangy kick.

What I like about this recipe:

  • The marinade adds a delicious, umami flavor to the salmon
  • The slaw adds a crunchy, fresh texture to the dish
  • The dressing is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy

Creative Twists:

  • Try adding some extra vegetables to the slaw, like bell peppers or cabbage
  • For an extra kick, add 1 teaspoon of sriracha to the marinade
  • Switch up the dressing by using white sugar, rice vinegar, and sesame oil

Thai Crispy Fish With Chilli Garlic Sauce

Crispy and flavorful Thai fish with chili garlic sauce is a popular dish in Thailand.

It is a perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors.

The sea bass is lightly fried to give it a golden crisp, while the chili garlic sauce adds a kick of heat.

I love this recipe because it is so versatile, easy to make, and incredibly delicious.

  • For a creative twist, try adding some fresh herbs, like cilantro or Thai basil, to the sauce.
  • Alternatively, serve the fish over a bed of jasmine rice for an extra savory dish.
  • Finally, for an even more flavorful experience, sprinkle some extra chili flakes and a squeeze of lime juice over the top before serving.

Baked Asian Salmon

This Baked Asian Salmon recipe is a light and flavorful 30-minute meal.

It’s a perfect combination of fresh salmon topped with an Asian sauce and served over brown rice or quinoa.

The flavors of garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and sriracha blend together for a delicious and savory flavor.

The sesame seeds add a crunchy texture and a hint of nutty flavor.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • It’s super easy to make and takes just 25 minutes.
  • The sauce is full of flavor and is the perfect combination of savory and sweet.
  • The sesame seeds add a nice crunchy texture.

Creative Twists:

  • Add some sliced bell pepper or broccoli to the salmon before baking for added flavor and texture.
  • Switch up the proteins and use chicken or shrimp instead of salmon.
  • Add some chili flakes or extra sriracha for an extra kick of heat.

Vietnamese-inspired Fish and Tenderstem Royale with Turmeric & Dill

How about this Vietnamese-inspired Fish and Tenderstem Royale with Turmeric & Dill?

This dish is a classic and deeply aromatic seafood dish, made with a variety of firm white fish and fragrant Tenderstem Royale.

It’s a quick and easy meal, with the combination of turmeric, black pepper, shallots, garlic, gingerroot, fish sauce, and honey providing a wonderful balance of savory and sweetness.

What I like about this recipe:

  • It’s an easy but flavorful dish, with minimal ingredients.
  • The Tenderstem Royale adds a unique texture and color to the dish.
  • It’s a great meal to make when you’re in a rush, as it only takes about 20 minutes to prepare.

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the fish with chicken, pork, or vegetarian protein alternative.
  • Switch up the vegetables by adding mushrooms, bell peppers, or carrots.
  • For a spicier kick, add more chilies or a pinch of chili flakes.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a few drops of sesame oil and a teaspoon of five-spice powder to the marinade.

To finish off this delicious dish, serve with cooked rice noodles or rice, and garnish with fresh dill and lime wedges.

Steamed Halibut with Ginger

This recipe for steamed halibut with ginger is a great way to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal in just 20 minutes.

The combination of flavors and textures makes this dish a delight to eat.

The fish is cooked with a light sauce of soy sauce and sherry or Shaoxing rice wine, and the ginger and scallion add a zesty kick.

The sesame and vegetable oil gives it an added depth of flavor.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The flavors and textures are balanced and complementary
  • It takes only 20 minutes to make
  • The sesame and vegetable oil add a unique and delicious flavor

Creative Twists:

  • Try adding a few cloves of garlic for an extra kick of flavor
  • Mix up the vegetables for a different take, such as bell peppers or carrots
  • Add a pinch of crushed red pepper for a bit of heat

Teriyaki Arctic Char

When it comes to teriyaki arctic char, this is the perfect recipe.

It’s a delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors that come together to create a delicious dinner.

The char is cooked to perfection and the teriyaki sauce is the perfect finishing touch.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The teriyaki sauce is a great combination of sweet and savory flavors; it brings out the natural sweetness of the char.
  • The vegetable oil helps to give the char a nice, crispy crust.
  • The scallion adds a nice balance of flavor and color to the dish.

Creative Twists:

  • For a bolder flavor, add some finely chopped garlic and ginger to the teriyaki sauce.
  • For a more complex flavor, try using a mix of different types of rice for the side dish.
  • To make the dish more colorful, add some thinly sliced bell peppers or carrots.

Shrimp with Hot Garlic Sauce

Just look at how simple yet flavorful this Shrimp with Hot Garlic Sauce is!

It combines the sweetness of the brown sugar and snap peas, the heat of the garlic chili sauce and red pepper, and the savory notes of the soy sauce and ginger.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The dish is incredibly flavorful and takes only 30 minutes to make
  • It is a great way to enjoy healthy proteins and vegetables all in one dish
  • The balance of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors makes it enjoyable for everyone

Creative Twists:

  • Add a teaspoon of smoked paprika for an added depth of flavor
  • Substitute the sugar snap peas with snow peas for a different texture
  • Top with freshly chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for extra brightness

Coconut Poached Fish

If you have 25 minutes and are looking for a delicious and healthy meal, look no further than coconut-poached fish.

This recipe combines the rich and creamy flavors of coconut cream with the zesty zing of lemon zest, fish sauce, brown sugar, sambal oelek, and garlic.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The rich and creamy flavors of the coconut cream are balanced perfectly with the zesty flavors from the lemon zest and fish sauce
  • The sambal oelek gives the dish a nice kick, making it a flavorful and exciting meal
  • The fish is cooked to perfection, ensuring that it retains its texture and flavor

Creative Twists:

  • For a more flavorful dish, you can add a teaspoon of curry powder to the coconut mixture
  • Switch up the type of fish you use – try salmon, tuna, or even trout
  • If you’re looking for a vegan option, replace the fish with cubed and cooked sweet potatoes or tofu.

Steamed Whole Fish, Chinese Style

How about a whole steamed fish that’s flavored with fragrant ginger, scallions, and cilantro?

This Cantonese-style fish dish is sure to be a hit on any dinner table.

With a mix of salty and sweet, this fish dish brings out the best of both worlds.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The flavors of the ginger, scallions, and cilantro pair so well together and create a unique flavor.
  • The light soy sauce and a sprinkle of sugar help to add a hint of sweetness to the dish
  • The combination of canola oil, white pepper, and salt helps to bring out the natural flavors of the fish

Creative Twists:

  • Adding some garlic to the mix of ginger, scallions, and cilantro will give the dish a more robust flavor
  • Adding a pinch of chili flakes will give the dish a slight kick
  • Substituting the light soy sauce with dark soy sauce will give the dish a more intense flavor

Asian BBQ Salmon

When you combine Asian cuisine with the classic flavors of BBQ, you end up with a dish that is absolutely out of this world!

This Asian BBQ Salmon recipe is a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, with a hint of spiciness from the sriracha.

The salmon is cooked to perfection and is dripping with flavor from the glaze.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The marinade/glaze for this recipe is super flavorful and simple to put together. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together and you’re good to go!
  • The salmon is cooked to perfection, with a crispy exterior and moist, tender inside. This recipe is great for those who are new to cooking salmon because it’s impossible to mess up.
  • The Asian flavors bring a unique twist to the classic BBQ flavor and make this dish stand out. The hoisin sauce and sriracha give it a subtle sweet and spicy flavor that is totally irresistible.

Creative Twists:

  • If you want to add a crunchy texture to the salmon, you can pan-fry it with some sliced almonds or cashews before you glaze it.
  • If you want to add some more sweetness to the dish, you can add some honey or maple syrup to the marinade/glaze.
  • If you want to give the dish a smoky flavor, you can add some smoked paprika or chipotle powder to the marinade/glaze.

Coconut Sweet Chilli Baked Salmon

This one is a delicious midweek meal option that combines the sweetness of Marion’s Kitchen Coconut Sweet Chilli with the crunch of panko breadcrumbs.

The salmon is cooked to perfection, with a crispy and crunchy herb crust topping.

The Coconut Sweet Chilli salad is a tangy, refreshing side that really brings the meal together.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The combination of sweet and spicy flavors, with the Coconut Sweet Chilli adds a delicious sweetness.
  • The herb crust topping is a great way to add texture to the salmon.
  • The salad is a light and refreshing side that really complements the salmon.

Creative Twists:

  • Swap out the breadcrumbs for crushed nuts to give the salmon an extra crunchy texture.
  • Add some avocado to the salad to give it an extra creamy texture.
  • Top the salmon with some grated parmesan cheese for an extra cheesy flavor.

Vietnamese Fried Fish with Lemongrass (Ca Chien Xa)

Vietnamese Fried Fish with Lemongrass (Cá Chien Xa) is a classic and simple dish that anyone can make at home.

The fish is marinated in a mixture of lemongrass, garlic, salt, pepper, and turmeric, giving it a unique and flavorful taste.

The fish is then fried in vegetable oil and coated with cornstarch to give it a crispy texture.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The marinade is easy to make and adds a great flavor to the fish.
  • The fish is fried to a crispy golden brown.
  • It’s a great way to enjoy fish even if you’re not a fan of fishy flavors.

Creative Twists:

  • Add a teaspoon of fish or oyster sauce for a more intense flavor.
  • Try using different types of fish such as sea bass or salmon.
  • Switch up the marinade by adding fresh herbs such as cilantro or basil.

Vietnamese-style Caramelized Salmon (Ca Hoi Kho)

This Vietnamese-style Caramelized Salmon is a delicious and satisfying meal.

It has a unique flavor that comes from the combination of fish sauce, caramel sauce, ginger, garlic, and shallot.

The salmon is simmered in the sauce, creating a tender and juicy texture.

The tomatoes and chili give the dish a slight kick and make it even more flavorful.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The savory combination of the fish sauce and caramel sauce gives the salmon a unique and delicious flavor.
  • The simmering of the salmon in the sauce makes it incredibly tender and juicy.
  • The tomatoes and chili give the dish a slight kick to add some extra flavor.

Creative Twists:

  • Substitute the salmon for other types of fish, such as tuna or cod.
  • Add some extra vegetables to the dish, such as mushrooms or bell peppers.
  • Try adding some spices to the sauce to make it even more flavorful.

Tuna Tartare

I should really be eating more tuna, so this Tuna Tartare is a great way to do it.

This recipe brings together a range of Mexican and Asian flavors, like avocado, lime juice, soy sauce, and sesame oil, that combine to create something really special.

What I Like About This Recipe:

  • The ingredients have a great balance of sweet, salty, and tangy flavors that complement each other.
  • The tuna is sushi grade, which ensures it’s of the highest and freshest quality.
  • The addition of garlic, ginger, oregano, and cumin seeds gives it an interesting and complex flavor profile.

Creative Twists:

  • Add a sprinkle of chili flakes for a bit of heat.
  • Mix in some diced mango or lychee for a sweet contrast.
  • Top with a poached egg to add a creamy texture and richness.

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50 Simple Asian Fish Recipe Collection

Looking for some new Asian fish recipes? This post has you covered! With 50 simple and delicious recipes, you'll find everything from classic Japanese broiled salmon to spicy Thai fish curry. Each recipe is easy to prepare and uses fresh, flavorful ingredients. Whether you're an experienced cook or just starting out, you're sure to find something new to try.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 485 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 minute Sticky Asian Sea Bass
  • Crispy fish in chili garlic sauce
  • Steamed Fish with Ginger and Soy Sauce
  • Ginger Soy Fish
  • Nobu Miso Black Cod served over Coconut Rice
  • Fish Parcels with Ginger & Spring Onions
  • Chinese Pan Fried Fish with Soy Sauce
  • Rock Cod In Ginger Soy Sauce Marinate
  • Cod with Asian Orange Glaze
  • Brown Sugar Glazed Chilean Sea Bass Recipe
  • Cantonese Steamed Fish
  • ASIAN SALMON IN FOIL
  • Vietnamese Turmeric Fish with Noodle & Dill
  • Twice Cooked Fish
  • Foolproof Miso Marinated Black Cod a la Nobu
  • Thai Coconut Fish Curry
  • Asian Glazed Baked Barramundi
  • Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
  • Quick and Easy Teriyaki Cod Fillet
  • 5-Minute Grilled Mackerel with Teriyaki Sauce
  • Korean Style Fish Donburi Bowl
  • Thai Fish Cakes
  • Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Cod
  • Thai Style Deep Fried Whole Fish
  • Thai Steamed Fish with Lime and Garlic
  • Sweet and sour fish
  • Yellowtail Teriyaki
  • Asian Salmon and Noodles
  • Asian Barbecue Salmon Recipe with Sesame Noodles & Vegetables
  • Chinese Salt & Pepper Fish
  • Steamed Fish with Ginger and Soy Sauce
  • Steamed Ginger and Lime Fish
  • Japanese miso marinated fish
  • Japanese-Style Salted Salmon (Shiozake)
  • Buri Teriyaki
  • Chilean Sea Bass Recipe with Vietnamese Sauce
  • Asian Salmon with Carrot Cucumber Slaw
  • Thai Crispy Fish With Chilli Garlic Sauce
  • Baked Asian Salmon
  • Vietnamese-inspired Fish and Tenderstem Royale with Turmeric & Dill
  • Steamed Halibut with Ginger
  • Teriyaki Arctic Char
  • Shrimp with Hot Garlic Sauce
  • Coconut poached fish
  • Steamed Whole Fish, Chinese Style
  • Asian BBQ Salmon
  • Coconut Sweet Chilli Baked Salmon
  • Vietnamese Fried Fish with Lemongrass (Ca Chien Xa)
  • Vietnamese-style Caramelized Salmon (Ca Hoi Kho)
  • Tuna Tartare

Instructions
 

  • Pick your favorite recipe from this list to serve for dinner tonight.
  • Organize all of the ingredients required.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less!
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.