Monday, April 22, 2013

Fried Fish In Garlic Chili Gravy

I bought a fresh seabass and didn't know what sort of dish I should make. The clock kept ticking and I knew that lunch will have to be serve soon. I quickly searched and found Amy Beh's fish recipe. The recipe tweeted because I didn't have some of ingredients. And here it is - fried fish in a spicy gravy and topped 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)
Rub cornflour, rice flour and salt all over the fish.
Deep fry, dish out and place on a serving plate.
Fry chopped garlic 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!!


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