Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Paper Wrapped Fried Fish Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-6

1 1/4 lb

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

14 pieces


6 tablespoons



1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

Pomfret or any kind of fish fillets

Shredded ham

Shredded black mushroom

Parsley leaves

Cellophane paper (5" x 5")




Ginger juice



Sesame oil

Method :
  • After removing the skin and bones, cut the fish diagonally into 14 slices - 2 1/2 inches long, 1 1/2 inches wide and 1/6 inch thick. Place in a large bowl and add marinade. Soak for 10 minutes, turning carefully several times.

  • Slice ham into 1 inch squares then cut into 16 shreds.

  • Brush paper with sesame oil (or cooking oil). With one corner facing you, place one shred of ham to center left and 1 piece parsley face down on center right then one shred mushroom. Lay a fish slice on top. Fold up the corner of the paper nearest you. Make a tight package by folding over, the shape like a fish, close the package.

  • Heat oil to 260o and add packages. Fry about 2 minutes. The fish slice should turn white. Remove from oil and gently press excess oil from the package. Place attractively on a platter and garnish with colorful fresh vegetables.

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