Ginger Scallion Lingcod Cubes

Chef Andraya Avison

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Ginger Scallion Lingcod Cubes

Serves: 2     Difficulty: Moderate     Cooking Time: 20 min

Ingredients and Shopping List:

☐ 2 portions GoodFish Lingcod (thaw overnight in the fridge or submerge pack in cold water for 45 minutes)
☐ 2 tbsp. cornstarch
☐ ¼ tsp. white pepper
☐ 1 inch piece ginger, cut into thin matchsticks
☐ 3 tbsp. neutral tasting oil (I like grapeseed)
☐ 3 scallions, thinly sliced keeping light green/white and tender dark green parts separate.
☐ 1 clove garlic, minced or grated using a microplane
☐ 2 tbsp. soy sauce
☐ 2 tsp. chili bean paste (sub sambal oelek or sriracha for gluten-free)
☐ 2 tbsp. water 
☐ 1½ tbsp. sugar
☐ 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
☐ Rice for serving (jasmine preferred)


          1. Prepare Sauce
    • In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, chili bean paste, water, sugar, toasted sesame oil, garlic, and half of the scallions.
    • Stir until sugar is dissolved and place next to the stove.


          2. Prepare Lingcod
    • Drain ling cod and pat dry with a paper towel.
    • Carefully remove skin from ling cod and discard. Cut lingcod into 1 inch chunks. Season lightly with salt.
    • Stir until sugar is dissolved and place next to the stove.
    • Add lingcod pieces to the bowl and toss until coated with cornstarch.
          3. Cook Ginger
    • Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
    • Once hot, add ginger and cook stirring regularly for 2–3 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
    • In a medium bowl, combine cornstarch and white pepper.
    • Using a slotted spoon, transfer ginger to bowl with prepared sauce, leaving oil in the pan.
          4. Cook Lingcod and Serve
    • Keep heat at medium and, using tongs, transfer lingcod pieces to pan in a single layer.
    • Cook 1–2 minutes, undisturbed, until turning golden and crispy on one side.
    • Using a spatula, carefully flip lingcod pieces. Cook for 1 minute, undisturbed.
    • Add sauce to pan and turn heat to medium-low. Carefully fold sauce together with ling cod, being careful not to break the delicate pieces of fish.
    • Allow sauce to bubble and thicken for 1–2 minutes and remove from heat.
    • Garnish with green parts of scallions and serve with rice.


    • Easy weeknight meal – I could eat this every day
    • Chinese inspired 
    • Ginger matchsticks get crispy in the oil before the fish gets cooked in the ginger-scented oil
    • Gluten-free if you use a g-free soy sauce/chili bean paste
    • Crispy lingcod pieces in a sweet, salty, savory, and slightly spicy sauce
    • Serve with steamed gai lan if you want more veg



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    The crispy lingcod cubes in this sweet, salty, savory, and slightly spicy sauce are an easy weeknight meal – you could prepare this at home any night of the week!

    Andraya Avison