If you like fish, then you’re going to love this Oolong Chilean Sea Bass recipe. It’s one of my all time favorite seafood entree’s, on the menu at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, and it’s quite popular for obvious reasons. Sea Bass is a white fish that comes from the southern ocean waters near Antarctica. For this recipe, small portioned fillets, 6 to 8 ounces, are cut and marinated in an Oolong Tea marinade that sets this dish off, when it’s prepared. The fish can be broiled or pan seared and it’s usually served with fresh spinach and a caramelized glaze of the marinade sauce.
Sea Bass Marinade
The secret to the deep flavor in this Oolong Chilean Sea Bass recipe is in the name, which is in the marinade. A concentrated level of Oolong Tea penetrates the fish, with several other Asian ingredients, and marinates or Brine’s the fish to it’s full flavor and potential. If cooked right, Sea Bass is a very moist, tender and flaky fish and once it’s absorbed all of the ingredients, it turns a rich golden brown that brightens when it’s broiled or pan fried, like I show you in the video tutorial down below. The left over marinade can then be used and reduced in a pan to create steam to cook the fish, spinach and a sauce to top the bass, once it’s been plated.
Oolong Chilean Sea Bass Ingredients:
2-4 6 oz Sea Bass Fillets
2 bags Oolong Tea
1 cup Boiling water
2 oz Soy Sauce
2 oz White Vinegar
2 oz Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Black Bean Garlic Sauce
1/8 tsp Ginger Powder
1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
2 tbsp oil for cooking
8 oz Fresh Spinach, optional
This recipe can marinate and sauce up to 2 lbs of Sea Bass. Just following the directions in the video tutorial and I’ll show you just how easy this Oolong Chilean Sea Bass is to make.
This Barbecue Spare Ribs recipe is fall off the bone tender and absolutely delicious. The best part is, you can use any barbecue sauce you want and still get the same results. So if you’ve already got a favorite recipe you like to whip up or one that is already bottled, you can skip the barbecue sauce preparation altogether. Just a rack of ribs and a cup of sauce is all you’re going to need to bake these ribs to perfection.
How to make Barbecue Spare Ribs Tender
The secret, for Barbecue Spare ribs, lies in the slow and low method. This recipe takes a total of 3 hours from beginning to end but it is worth it. As you can see in my video recipe tutorial, the meat will just melt in your mouth. And as far as P.F. Chang’s recipe is concerned, the truth is, this recipe is better and I say that for two reasons. First, Chang’s doesn’t season their ribs; just a barbecue sauce marinade for 24 hours. Second, they cook their ribs in half the time I’m recommending and at a higher temperature, so the ribs aren’t as tender. That being said, I highly suggest that you use this slow and low method if you want the best results.
Barbecue Spare Ribs Ingredients:
1 rack Spare Ribs
1 cup Barbecue Sauce
1 tbsp Seafood Boil Seasoning (Zatarains, Slap Ya Mama or Old Bay), optional
This Chinese Barbecue Sauce is based on P.F. Chang’s recipe which is used in several different menu items, including: Spare Ribs, Pork Medallion and their Barbecue Chicken Salad. I’ve taken the exact Restaurant size recipe and dumbed it down to a house hold portion. And when I said this recipe is “based” on the Corporate recipe, I mean, it’s more or less the exact same one, only I cut the sugar in half.
The Barbecue Sauce Breakdown
Chang’s makes 5 gallons of this sauce at a time and 2 1/2 gallons of it is sugar. That’s just ridiculous. Half of their recommended sugar amount still gets you a fantastic BBQ sauce. So rest assured, knowing now, that you have everything you need to know about the China Bistro’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe!
I’ve also got their Spare Rib Recipe and their Northern Style Short Ribs Ribs recipe already filmed and posted below. And if you’re interested in my Oven Baked Ribs, those are listed here as well.