Pan Roasted Snapper w/ XO Butter Nage

Pan Roasted Snapper w/ XO Butter Nage

Ready for another one of my favourite pan roasted mains? This time I’m pan roasting snapper, swimming in an exquisite XO butter sauce.

Did you know that ‘nage’ means ‘to swim’ in French? In the case of cooking, it means to cook in a well-flavoured broth, which is what I do. The snapper is a healthy and great tasting fish made even better by my XO Butter nage.

Additional Info

  • Ingredients
    3 tbspSCS ® Salted Butter (divided into 1 tbsp portion)
    1Snapper Fillet (about 160 gm)
    1 tbspGOURMET Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 tbspLee Kum Kee XO Sauce
    1 dashLee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce
    1 tbspTomato (diced)
    1/2 tspChives (chopped)
    Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Directions
    1. Prepare the nage: Add the XO sauce, soy sauce and water in a small pot and bring to boil, simmer and reduce by 1/3.
    2. Slowly whisk in about 1 tbsp of the butter.
    3. In a non-stick pan, add in 1 tbsp of the butter and the olive oil, heating it until smoking.
    4. Season the fish fillet and gently put it in the pan, skin side down. Using a metal spatula, gently press down on the fish to ensure even cooking.
    5. Lower the fire and cook for about 5 minutes.
    6. Turn the fish over to cook the other side and add the remaining butter. Cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes.
    7. Warm up the nage and add in the diced tomato and chopped chives.
    8. In a deep plate, spoon the nage into it and place the fish in the middle.
  • About SCS

    SCS is one of the most endeared and beloved household brands in Singapore and Malaysia.


    The velvety, rich, buttery and familiar taste of SCS Butter has been savoured by families since 1905! SCS Butter is 100% pure creamery butter.


    SCS unwavering promise to consistently deliver only the best product quality even after a century, is the key reason why it remains the most sought after butter brand for top chefs and bakers alike not just in Singapore, but in Malaysia too.


    With the very same goodness of premium quality dairy products, consumers can also enjoy the SCS range of premium quality products such as SCS Spreadable Butter, SCS Portion Butter, SCS Cheese Slices and SCS Cream Cheese.