Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Batter Fried Fish

Fish again? Yes foodies. Fish again (Kerala Fish FryThai Fish Noodle Soup, Indian-Spiced Salmon & Chilli Lime Fish). The question that popped into my mind next after I bought the packet of dory fish had to be none other except, oh, what am going to do with it? As usual, especially when you cook fish (Spicy Grilled Fish) regularly? I know (Vietnamese Fish Soup & Grilled Fish Sandwich). Toying with a couple of ideas and also considering fish and chips which I seldom cook, I decided. Maybe sort of a similar dish, but since we are not big fans of chips, I thought some salad leaves (Prawn Cocktail) will be a better option and for pairing this style, my style by the way, Batter Fried Fish, I made a lemongrass ginger sauce/dip. Batter Fried Fish of course is, I think the Western style of cooking, but the sauce is so Malaysian. Wouldn't you agree? Our Malaysian ingredients for the sauce/dip? Our, we are fond of our Malaysian spicy, tangy and lemongrass scented (Easy Chicken Kebab) sauce? Of course. If you are asking me (Malaysian Chicken Chop). Obviously, Batter Fried Fish is the fried version (Fried Shrimp Wantons)? Generally, batter coated fish is fried (Chinese Prawn Fritters)? Unless, you have made the baked or grilled version? Having said that, Batter Fried Fish, a close cousin of fish and chip is a complete wholesome meal.

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 it 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. 


  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

  11. This sounds like something I will enjoy eating delicious


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