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3 Delicious Chinese Seafood Dishes in The Spring

Please enjoy this guest article, and recipes, of Delicious Chinese Seafood Dishes by Lisa Johnson.  Lisa is the author of the very popular blog “Fall for Fishing“.  At the bottom of this article is information on how to submit your Chinese food recipes or articles to The Chinese Quest.

Seafood dishes are quite a delicacy to the Chinese.  Numerous savory dishes are prepared with seafood of different types, from shrimps, mollusks, to squids.  In the Spring, this is the time to go fishing for these various delicacies.

You do not have to use a sophisticated fishing gear to fish; a fishing pole will do just fine.  It is a simple fishing rod that has no reel.  To get the best outcome with one, you will need a lot of practice.

All in all, it is fun and exciting experience to try fishing with one.  To bring out the natural flavor of seafood; most of the dishes use steaming for preparation, with a little seasoning added to it.  Fresh seafood is usually the one that is odorless.

You do not have to go to China to have a bite of some of their exquisite dishes, be sure to find some of these dishes at your favorite Chinese restaurant.  To make it better, you can always try to make it yourself.

3 Chinese Seafood Dishes

These are some of the delicious Chinese seafood’s that you can prepare for yourself in the comfort of your home.  All you need to have is the right ingredients and stick to the recipe.  The dishes include:

Pan-Fried Fish


Fish with a firm texture are best prepared fried.  Some fish taste better when steamed, especially those that are light and delicate.  Commonly fried fish are porgies; they are available in various markets.

Clean the fish properly and sprinkle it with salt.  Leave it to set for about 15 minutes before placing the whole fish in a medium-high heated wok.  A wok is a pan used by the Chinese.  Adjust the heat to preferable levels without burning the fish.

It should form a little crust on it.  For slightly more flavor on the fish, add Shaoxing Wine around the perimeter of the wok and let the fish cook for 30 seconds.  You can then add soy sauce mixture and chopped scallions to the mix.

Serve with the meal of your choice, and you’ll be in for a very tasty treat.

Shrimp Stir-fry


As the name suggests, this dish is made by stirring shrimp with other ingredients and frying the contents.  You will need to heat sesame and olive oil in a wok over medium heat.  Then, mix shrimp with onion in the hot oil until it becomes coated.

For a unique savory taste, add pepper, garlic and mushrooms into the mixture.  Keep stirring at the mixture as you add the other ingredients.  Add water and oyster sauce to the mix and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

You can have the dish with noodles and bean sprouts which you add to the mixture in your wok.  Toss the mix to combine the ingredients for 2 minutes then toss again.  When the noodles get cooked, you can serve the dish and have a mouthwatering delight.

Sesame Panko Crab Cakes


Mayonnaise, scallions, mustard are whisked together with lime juice.  You can also add eggs and Old Bay to the mixture.  Fold in the crab, then one and a half cup of panko, salt and pepper and sesame seeds to taste.

Form patties from the combination and leave it to refrigerate for about 10 minutes.  Afterwards, dredge the crab cakes in another half cup of panko.  Fry each side for about four minutes until they turn golden brown.

When all the parties are golden brown, the meal is ready to be served with tartar sauce and lime wedges.


You will find making Chinese seafood a simple task.  If you have the right ingredients combined with following the right recipe, then you will be able to prepare a delightful meal.  It isn’t just about knowing how to fish but how to make a meal out of your score.

Various savory Chinese seafood dishes are simple to prepare e.g. the pan-fried fish.  With the right heat levels, knowing when to adjust the heat and adding a little Shaoxing Wine to taste, will do.

It is Springtime, and there are many sea creatures that you can fish and prepare a different but savory meal for your family and friends.  Who knows, you may become addicted to cooking your seafood the Chinese way.

Author Bio:

Lisa-JohnsonI’m Lisa. I have a strong understanding and passion for all things related to fishing.  When I am not out wetting a line, I am sharing a range of tips and tricks on Fall For Fishing – to help others to snag their big catch!

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One comment

  1. Hi, Lisa

    Great recipe!!

    I can’t help myself from give a try.
    Sesame Panko Crab Cakes is totally new to me.
    But, It won’t be a problem i think.As you described fairly enough.
    I will let you know how it taste.

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