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Koreans absolutely love yellow corvina, also known as yellow croaker fish. This delicious fish has a mild and delicate almost sweet flavor with a firm flesh, and is ideal for pan frying.
Here I am delighted to share with you a recipe for Easy Pan Fried Yellow Corvina Fish, which I'm sure you will absolutely love!
Why You Should Make This Easy Recipe!
You will love this recipe for pan fried yellow croaker, which is as good as what you would enjoy at Korean restaurants!
I encourage you to make this croaker fish recipe because:
- Yellow corvina (yellow croaker) is delicious! The flesh has a mild flavor and is a little sweet. When served with a soy sauce based drizzling sauce it's mouthwatering!
- This recipe will show you how to get a wonderfully crispy fish skin.
- It's so easy and quick! You can have this delicious seafood dish on your table in about 20 minutes!
So now I'll show you what ingredients you will need for this pan fried yellow corvina recipe!
You only need a few ingredients to make this pan fried fish with a delicious soy based drizzling sauce:
- Corvina (yellow croaker) - this recipe uses fresh corvina (the whole fish) that has not already been salted and preserved; fresh corvina is called jogi and salted and preserved corvina is called gulbi
- Avocado oil (can sub olive oil)
- Potato starch (can sub corn starch)
Please refer to "this post "How To Clean Corvina Fish" if you have corvina that needs to be cleaned and gutted.
The drizzling sauce ingredients include:
Most of these ingredients are available at your local grocery store, Asian store, or Korean market.
Now let's move on to the easy instructions to make this delicious pan fried corvina!
Begin by patting the fish as dry as you can with paper towels. Then add a little salt to both the fish skin and the flesh that you find when opening up the fish.
Next, coat the outside of the fish with some potato starch. Potato starch is great for giving you a lovely and crispy fish when fried.
Make your delicious soy based sauce to drizzle over your fish by combining all of the sauce ingredients, and set it aside.
It's time to pan fry your corvina! Place a well seasoned cast iron pan or nonstick pan on a medium-high heat on your stove. Then add the avocado oil and swirl it around so that it covers the entire pan.
Place the corvina in your pan and fry for around 3-4 minutes on each side, until the fish is cooked and is lovely and golden brown.
It's a good idea to check it every so often to make sure it isn't burning. To do this, first give it a little nudge and if the croaker moves easily, then you can lift it with a spatula and be confident that it won't stick and break apart.
I find that I normally have to cook the first side for 4 minutes, and the second side for 3 minutes.
The fish is ready to enjoy when both sides are browned and crispy, and the flesh flakes easily with a fork. How easy was that? 😃
Suggestions For Serving Pan Fried Corvina
Drizzle some of the sauce over the pan fried corvina just prior to serving. This fish is perfect served with white rice and enjoyed with your favorite pair of chopsticks.
You will love the delicate and sweet flavor of the flesh, and the crispy and delicious skin. The soy sauce based drizzling sauce adds a ton of flavor and is the perfect finishing touch.
There are a lot of bones in this type of fish, so please be careful when eating it.
I hope you will enjoy this simple recipe for pan fried croaker soon!
To get crispy fish skin when pan frying fish, be sure to pat it dry with paper towels and then use potato starch to coat the fish. Cook the fish on a medium high heat and don't turn the fish until it nudges easily with your spatula (around 3-4 minutes).
Corvina is a general name for a large range of fish which are either drum fish, or croaker fish (source: Chef-Resources.com). Therefore not all corvina are croakers, but all croakers are corvina.
Avocado oil and extra virgin olive oil are good choices for crispy fish. Avocado oil has a higher smoke point and when used for searing fish in a hot pan will help you get that crispy skin you desire!
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Easy Pan Fried Corvina Fish Recipe
- 1 well seasoned cast iron pan or non-stick pan
- 2 corvina select small to medium sized corvina (or yellow croaker)
- 1.5 tablespoon potato starch can sub corn starch
- ¼ ts salt
- 2 tablespoon avocado oil can sub olive oil
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 garlic clove minced
- pinch sugar
- ⅛ ts gochugaru Korean red pepper flakes
- 1 green onion sliced thinly
- Begin by patting the fish as dry as you can with paper towels. Then add the salt to both the fish skin and the flesh that you find when opening up the fish. ¼ ts should be enough to salt both fish.
- Next, coat the outside of the fish with the potato starch. Potato starch is great for giving you a lovely and crispy fish when fried.
- Make your delicious soy based sauce to drizzle over your fish by combining all of the sauce ingredients, and set it aside.
- Place a well seasoned cast iron pan or nonstick pan on a medium-high heat on your stove. Then add the avocado oil and swirl it around so that it covers the entire pan. Place the corvina in your pan and fry for around 3-4 minutes on each side, until the fish is cooked and is lovely and golden brown.
- Drizzle some of the sauce over the pan fried corvina just prior to serving. Enjoy!