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Asian Fish Fry

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  273
  • Protein  26 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  17 g
  • Cholesterol  151 mg
  • Sodium  134 mg
  • Potassium  400 mg
  • Phosphorus  359 mg
  • Calcium  42 mg
  • Fiber  0.1 g

Korean-style Fried White Fish (Saeng-seon-Jeon)

This Korean fish dish kidney-friendly recipe for Korean-style Fried White Fish (Saeng-seon-Jeon) start with flaky white fish, adds tangy rice vinegar and reduced-sodium soy sauce and is then fried to perfection.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian SuAnn from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/4 recipe, approximately 4 ounces


    • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 pound white fish fillets
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons sesame oil


    1. Combine vinegar with soy sauce in a small bowl. Set aside until ready to serve fish.
    2. Rinse fish and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut each fish fillet into 1-1/2" pieces.
    3. Place flour and pepper in a zip-top bag. Add fish, seal and shake to coat.
    4. In a small bowl, beat eggs lightly.
    5. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet.
    6. Dip each piece of flour-coated fish into beaten eggs to coat. Place in hot oil and fry until golden brown, turning once.
    7. Divide into 4 portions and serve hot. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon vinegar-soy sauce mixture on each portion.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2 fat

Helpful hints

    • If white fish is unavailable, substitute catfish, cod, orange roughy or tilapia.
    • Drain cooked fish on paper towels to soak up extra oil.
    • Measure vinegar-soy sauce to help keep sodium content low.
    • For a low protein diet, reduce portion to match your meal plan or consult your dietitian.

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Korean-style Fried White Fish (Saeng-seon-Jeon)

maylee27 says:


sounds delicious

Jul. 27, 2013, 12:47 PM - Inappropriate review?

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