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Rockstar Fried Rockfish

YIELD Serves 4 | TIME Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes | Total: 15 minutes 

Rockstar Fried Rockfish Recipe photo

*Look for these ingredients the Asian food section of your grocery store or at Asian markets.


For the Fried Rockfish

  • ¾ cup (100 g) tapioca flour*

  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) salt

  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) ground black pepper

  • 4 rockfish filets (450 g), patted dry

  • ¼ cup (60 ml) vegetable oil


For the Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) dark soy sauce*

  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) fish sauce*

  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water

  • 1 tablespoon (13 g) sugar


  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 4” piece of ginger (30 g), peeled and finely julienned


Step 1

Stir the tapioca flour, salt, and pepper together in a shallow bowl, then dredge the rockfish filets through the mixture, coating evenly.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, then fry the fish until golden brown on both sides, flipping halfway (approximately 3 minutes on each side).

Step 3

Bring the sauce ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan, then pour into a large serving platter. Place fried rockfish filet into sauce, then add garnish.

Recipe by HolyCrab Singapore ( and courtesy of WUSATA ( and Pacific Northwest Seafood (

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