Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fried Black Pomfret (Bawal Hitam) In Soy Sauce

Ok, black pompret is not a cheap fish. In fact, a medium size can come to almost RM14.00. That too, depends where you buy. Fish as you now, must be fresh. Otherwise, don't bother cooking because whatever style you cook with whatever ingredients, you simply can't eat it. The smell will kill you like crazy.

Black pompret is simply fabulous, added into curries or do what I did - crispy fried and drenched with a fragrant salty, tangy and spicy soy sauce gravy. The dish - if possible must be eaten immediately. Otherwise, the top layer of the fish will not remain crispy. 

For Fish
1 whole black pomfret (abt 400g) de-gut, leave the head on and make two or three incisions, on both sides (no need to pat dry)
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 tsp rice flour
1 tsp corn flour
Salt as taste
**Mix/lather fish with all these ingredients

For The Sauce
2 red chillies &1 green chilli - sliced into long thin stripes
1 inch ginger - sliced into thin stripes
5 pips garlic - sliced thinly
1 medium size (abt 100g) red onion - sliced thinly
1 bunch coriander leaves - sliced.
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
Oil as needed
Salt (if needed)

Heat enough oil and when heated, deep fry fish, remove and place on a tray/plate.
Leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the same wok/pan.
Saute chillies, ginger, onion and garlic.
Add all the rest of the ingredients.
(Note: pour water for more sauce).
Quickly stir and top over fish.
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  1. hi nava...just cooked, hot from the fire -black pomfret in soy sauce with hot rice...delicious lip smacking..thanks for sharing your ingredients on this
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  2. thanks Maznah, will surely do that.

  3. Look nice and sound simple...maybe i should try it...

  4. When can you cook for me??? I love your blog..I wish I could come and read more often.

  5. I am not sure if the silver pomfret taste different from black. When ever I go for fish shopping I pick the silver one.

  6. Everyone loves pomfret and I think there is no better way to enjoy it than fried and with a laddling of soy sauce.

  7. I love eating pomfrets, as Asian, we keep it simple and steam it with soy sauce, ginger and scallions.

  8. the food look delicious and yummy.....

  9. Hi everyone,

    Appreciate all your comments and thank you.

  10. Hi, Thanks for dropping by my blog.It's been a while I never had black promfret.It's time to get!


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