Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds smelts, cleaned and butterflied*
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used Kikkoman soy sauce)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon blend of ground ginger, freshly ground star anise and red pepper
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Fresh vegetables to garnish
  •     For Sweet and Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons rosehip syrup or honey
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 green onion, sliced (optional)
How to cook Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts:
  • To prepare Asian dipping sauce whisk all sauce ingredients together.
  • Pat dry the butterflied fish with paper towels.
  • Beat eggs with black pepper and soy sauce. Mix breadcrumbs with spicy blend.
  • Heat olive oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Dip fish into egg mixture, then coat with flour breadcrumbs.
  • Fry until nicely golden brown on both sides.
  • Place the fried fish on kitchen paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  • Serve the fried smelts immediately with sweet and spicy Asian dipping sauce and fresh vegetables.
  •     Bon appetit!
Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts recipe
Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts recipe
Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts recipe
Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts recipe
Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts recipe
Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts recipe

Note(s):

The Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts recipe very easy to cook and very tasty too!

Tip(s):

*How to butterfly smelts:
  • Using scissors or a knife, cut along the belly from head to tail and remove the entrails.
  • Rinse the fish under running cold water.
  • Lift the backbone away from the flesh.
  • Pull the bone gently away from the flesh.
  • At its tail cut off with scissors.
  • If possible, remove the small bones with some tweezers.
  • Spread the fish so that it becomes flat.

This recipe for Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts serves/makes: 4 - 6 servings

The Asian Style Crispy Fried Smelts recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Smelt (more Smelt recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Russian (more Russian recipes)

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