Twice Fried Fish Recipe -
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Twice Fried Fish

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"Slightly spicy and aromatic, this fried fish is always my husband's favorite choice!"

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Original recipe makes 5 filets Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together hoisin sauce, tomato sauce, sherry, pepper, soy sauce, sugar and salt. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Rub cod filets with 1 tablespoon of oil. Heat a large skillet and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Fry fish for 2 minutes on both sides, drain on paper towels, and set aside.
  3. Discard oil from skillet, and add 1 tablespoon of lard. Melt over medium heat and add soy sauce mixture, stirring well. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and pour into the skillet, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened.
  4. Return fish to the skillet and cook again for 1 minute on each side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 08, 2004

Absolutely delicious! My husband told me I could make it seven days a week! The only thing that I did different was use Splenda instead of sugar (because we eat low-carb,) used butter instead of lard, and added some minced garlic (because I love it!) I will definitely make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 07, 2012

The fish needs to be cooked longer than indicated for the first frying, otherwise the fish isn't done and won't flake. I breaded with flour. Then in another pan, I added all the sauce stuff and then transferred the fish into there (where again I cooked it longer). Overall pretty good.


19 Ratings

Apr 12, 2010

Omit the salt and it's perfect! I also used ketchup instead of tomato sauce to avoid opening an entire can and it came out great. Very flavorful and perfect served over rice with a side of steamed asparagus.

Sep 12, 2004

This recipe was very easy and has a LOT of flavor to it! We used striped bass instead of cod, and recommend to use a not-too-expensive of a fish since the strong flavors of the hoisin sauce and soy sauce, really over-powered the fish flavor. We really enjoyed it. Thanks!

Sep 10, 2009

EXCELLENT!!! I used a fresh whole red snapper and can't wait to do this recipe again. My mom made her creole sauce she always makes for fried fish but this time nobody even looked at it. She even took my printed recipe to make some shrimps with it, we loved it. I was even goin to take some pics to post but...

Aug 16, 2010

Like Chinese BBQ. Even the kids like this one. I used walleye instead of cod and tomato paste instead of canned tomato sauce. I served with White and Wild Rice Pilaf. Num.

May 13, 2008

Not my favorite! Very unusual. I did change the fish - I used Orange Roughy b/c we were out of Cod. They are both very middle fish so I figured it wouldn't matter. My husband loved the dish and so did my four year old as well! So maybe I'll fix it again just for something different. I LOVE salt and ended up not added as much salt as it called for and thought the recipe still was too salty - so be careful!

Aug 16, 2010

Very good. Used Ocean Perch because it was fresh. Doubled the ketchup/tomato sauce, and added a tablespoon of Dijon mustard to cut the sweetness a bit. No salt needed. Hoisin,soy sauce are both salty. Taste like BBQ fish!


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  • Calories
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 986 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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