Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Batter Fried Dory Fish With Ginger Lemongrass Sauce

I chanced upon frozen dory fish maybe 2-3 years ago.  I was curious but not sure on what to do with the fish. I cook fish so often that at times I can’t decide on which type to buy.  I was really tempted because the price was reasonable, in fact cheaper than other types of fish. Before that, I spoke to my friends and not all but some have used dory for their cooking. They suggested that I should and I did. 

My first few recipes with dory fish were disasters. Dory fillet is soft and breaks up easily. Not a good choice for curries or heavy cooking style. The best will be something like a fish and chips recipe – the fish coated with flour or batter before frying.  Instead of chips, I preferred crunchy salad leaves.  For the dipping, it was garlic lemongrass sauce.

Forget about chili sauce, dip the fried fish into the ginger lemongrass sauce for the oommph!!!, powerful for a wake up punch. I am sure you know that fried food must be eaten immediately and you got to do the same for this fish recipe. Put aside your fish and chips recipe and try my batter fried dory fish, accompanied with a fragrant ginger lemongrass sauce.

For the fish
300g dory fish fillet - cut into squares and pat dry. Season fillet with salt and pepper.
2 egg whites - separate each into 2 bowls and lightly beaten.
1 cup rice flour - season with a pinch of salt.
Oil for frying

For the lemongrass ginger sauce
2 red chilies (or as you prefer)
1/2 inch ginger
2 shallots
1 lemongrass
** chop these ingredients.
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
Salt for taste
For the fish
Heat oil and while oil is heating, dip fish into the first bowl of egg white.
Remove and gently roll over flour.
Dip again into the other bowl of egg white.
Deep fry in batches and keep aside.

For the sauce
Combine all ingredients and give a good stir.
Serve with batter fried fish on a serving plate lined with salad leaves. 

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  1. Delicious fried fish and love this ginger sauce.

  2. While Iw as reading the part on the lemongrass sauce, my tummy went rumbling and mouth started watering. I must try making this sauce soon. It should go well with the grill meats that we're intending to have next weekend.

  3. Another yummylicious food you have here!! and i love it!! gonna bookmark this for good when i wanted to cooked this, gonna follow your recipe here thank u for sharing ms.nava!! your blog are very inspiring in cooking!!

  4. wah marveles Nava.. amik kesempatan for wishing you a happy Diwali my fren.. sori lambat for wishing you ...

  5. I love to eat fish and chips..
    Shall try it one day..

  6. I d love that now, sounds about right. thx!

  7. Nava, I always use frozen dory for both Western & Chinese cooking & they turn out really well. Your dish looks fab especially with those sauce!

  8. This fish looks delicious, especially with the lemongrass sauce...yum!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week Nava :)

  9. OMG,
    This looks so amazing! Love the fish and the sauce.

  10. I made something like this too. But not as nice as yours


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