“Tatsuta” fried cod たらの竜田揚げ

japanese cake

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.

Marinade:

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.

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