Chef's Corner!

Sesame Crusted Yellowtail


1) 2 -4 yellowtail fish fillets

2) Flour (for dredging)

3) 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

4) 1 tablespoon canola oil

5) Egg Wash; 1 egg , 1/2 cup milk , 3 -4 tablespoons water

6) Sesame Seed Flour; 1/2 cup flour, 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds, 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds

7) Sauce; 2 garlic cloves (chopped), 2 teaspoons fresh ginger (chopped), 3-4 large shiitake mushroom caps (sliced), 2 tablespoons white wine, 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 scallion (sliced), 2 teaspoons unsalted butter.


1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2) Combine egg wash ingredients in a shallow bowl- whisk to combine.

3) Toast sesame seeds (optional) in a frying pan over med heat until slightly brown and smelling good! Add to flour and place in a shallow bowl.

4) Dredge fish in plain flour and shake excess off.

5) Dip in egg wash.

6) Dredge in sesame flour.

7) Add oils to medium hot skillet. Add fillet and lightly brown both sides.

8) Remove to a glass baking dish. When all the fish is browned Place in 400F degree oven for 10-15 minutes to finish cooking.

9) While fish is cooking in the oven, prepare sauce in the same skillet, adding more oil if needed.

10) Saute the garlic, ginger and shiitake mushrooms.

11) Add the wine, stock, soy sauce and honey. Reduce by about 1/2, until it starts to thicken.

12) Add scallions and finish by swirling in butter off the heat.

13) Serve sauce over fillet