One of the dishes from Yuzu restaurant omakase menu served as the inspiration for this preparation of cod. In general, however, this is a rather standard Japanese style fried fish dish. Since the cod itself has good texture but not much flavor, I decided to boost the flavor by marinating it “a la” “Tatsuta-age” 竜田揚げ using cod instead of the usual chicken.
I added fried green beans (simply fried or “su-age” 素揚げ) and served with wedges of lemon.
Soy sauce 2 tbs
Sake 1 tsb
Mirin 1 tsp
Ginger root 1/2 tsp grated
Garlic 1-2 cloves grated
I placed the marinade and fish in a Ziploc bag, massaged it and then removed as much air as I could before sealing the bag. Since I did not have much time, I marinated this for 30 minutes at room temperature (it could marinate overnight in the refrigerator). I removed the fish from the marinade and blotted it dry on paper towels then dredged with potato starch. I deep fried it in peanut oil at 350F for few minutes (below).
I checked to make sure it was done.
Probably this is better than English-style fried fish in “fish and chips”. Even though I used grated garlic, the garlic taste was not too strong. The fish was succulent and as usual anything “deep fried” tastes good.