Monday, April 22, 2013

Fried Fish In Garlic Chili Gravy

Sometimes, actually, most of the time when I buy fish, I am blank on what to do with it. I guess fish is healthier compared to red meat, so, especially when age catches, we try to stay true to healthy cooking with healthy ingredients. Then again, as I have said earlier, it is rather brain cracking where shall I start. Fried fish has been repeated countless times (Spicy Fried Fish), then I have made grilled fish (Banana Leaf Grilled MackerelGrilled Salmon & Curry Leaves Grilled Salmon), also fish soups (Sour Fish Soup, Thai Salmon Noodle Soup & Tom Yum Goong), fish curries (Ikan Asam Pedas  & Green Fish Curry), fish Sandwich (Dory Fish Sandwich) and steamed style as well ((Fish Chilli Lime, Chilli Coriander Fish & Thai Style Steamed Fish). Therefore, after grabbing and returning home with the seabass, clock was ticking no doubt, I quickly searched and found Amy Beh's fish recipe. Recipe was tweeted because I didn't have some of ingredients, I also am not fond of copying recipes as they are. Within the next hour, out came from the kitchen to our dining table this Fried Fish In Garlic Chilli Gravy - fried fish in a spicy gravy, atop with crispy fried garlic. 

500g seabass - use the tail portion
1/2 tbsp cornflour
1/2 tbsp rice flour
4 kaffir lime leaves - shredded
5 dried red chillies - cut into 3-4 pieces
1 1/2 tsp Sechuan peppercorns (can replace with black pepper)
5 garlic - chopped
Oil for frying
Salt for taste

For the gravy
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 lime - extract juice
1 cup water
1/2 tsp anchovies granules (optional)
Salt for taste (taste before adding)

Rub cornflour, rice flour and salt all over the fish.
Deep fry, dish out and place on a serving plate.
Fry chopped garlic in the same oil till crispy.
Remove and keep aside.
Do the same to the lime leaves - fry till crispy. 
Leave 3 tbsp of oil in the wok.
Add chillies and pepper.
Fry for 1-2 mins.
Add the gravy ingredients and bring to a boil.
Pour over fish and garnish with fried garlic and lime leaves.
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  1. lovely presentation,easy breezy fish fry with loads of flavors.

  2. never prepared this way.. thanks for sharing this new method..

  3. Interesting preparation. I may just do it with some of the frozen salmon and cod that I have left.

  4. Super delicious and lovely fish, as I said earlier I am learning a lot different dishes from you...
    Thank you very much for sharing...

  5. Nice to c ur blog.. Will be around :)

  6. fried fish look delicious Nava, that gravy with garlic and chili will be awesome.

  7. the thing is....i dont like deep fry fish coz each time turn out terrible for me. Not like yours golden so jealous

  8. This is a great recipe.. The fish looks awesome... Awesome clicks Nava :-)

  9. It has a typical gourmet dish, look! Beautiful presentation too.
    Also anchovies granules, packs further punch.
    Looks great.

  10. I'm drooling just to see this fried fish pic,,,Nava you made alot of my favorite dishes lately,gorgeous presentation,looks like expensive meals,AMAZING :)

  11. interesting! I have never heard of such a way of cooking fish! Did not learn that lime leaves can be fried/eaten!!

    Learn two new things today =)

  12. gud...shld try dis next tym whn i prepare fish..
    do peek into my space too..

  13. Looks so inviting. Forgotten the taste of fish.hubs dunno eat, so I stopped eating.

  14. Wow, that must have been absolutely delicious! I'm always looking for ways to pep up my fish dishes, Like another commenter I didn't know lime leaves could be used like that. I thought they only went into curries! I must try this one!!

  15. I'm always looking for new ways to pep up my fish dishes and I found one! Wow, this must have tasted heavenly! Love the idea of lime leaves as a garnish. This I must try!

  16. fried fish look delicious n really sounds new Nava,gravy with garlic and chili also luks diff but flavourful too.

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  18. A innovative recipe with sea bass. Will love to have a piece. Yummm

  19. Interesting recipe dear . Nice clicks

  20. Hi Nava, this fish dish look excellent. I don't mind to have extra rice, please. :)

  21. Hi nava....a new recipe n i love it. Wil try this out when time permits. Simple ingredients buts looks awesome!!

  22. Wow!! beautiful presentation. It looks superb dear. Yum :)

  23. So tempting... and I am always game for it


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