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. 

Ingredients
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)

Method
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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30 comments:

  1. lovely presentation,easy breezy fish fry with loads of flavors.

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

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

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  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...

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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 =)

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  12. gud...shld try dis next tym whn i prepare fish..
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  13. Looks so inviting. Forgotten the taste of fish.hubs dunno eat, so I stopped eating.

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  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!!

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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