Crispy Asian Style Fried Fish

by Angie Liew
Crispy Fried Fish Asian Style

Crispy Fried Fish Asian Style

This recipe works with any kind of firm white whole fish. The ideal length for the fish is about the size of a big dinner plate. This is one fish dinner dish that will surely increase your appetite as it is crispy, meaty, crunchy and only a little spicy. It’s just perfect served  alongside a fish curry dipping sauce.  

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Crispy Fried Fish Asian Style
By Angie Liew of Huang Kitchen
This recipe works with any kind of firm white whole fish. The ideal length for the fish is about the size of a big dinner plate. This is one fish dinner dish that will surely increase your appetite as its crispy, meaty, crunchy and just a bit spicy. It's perfect serve alongside a fish curry dipping sauce.
Serving For
4
Prep Time
20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Serving For
4
Prep Time
20minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Wash, rinse, scaled and gut the fish. Make 2 slits on both sides. Drained and season with salt and fish curry powder.
    Wash, rinse, scaled and gut the fish. Make 2 slits on both sides. Drained and season with salt and fish curry powder.
  2. Wash, rinse 1 stalk of curry leaves, julienned the ginger and mince garlic.
    Wash, rinse 1 stalk of curry leaves, julienned the ginger and mince garlic.
  3. Heat up the oil in a large wok. Add the stalk of curry leaves and fry until it turn brown.
    Heat up the oil in a large wok. Add the stalk of curry leaves and fry until it turn brown.
  4. Gently put the seasoned fish into the hot oil. It's fine if the head and tail are not submerged. Use a large spoon to baste the fish with the hot oil as it cooks.
    Gently put the seasoned fish into the hot oil. It's fine if the head and tail are not submerged. Use a large spoon to baste the fish with the hot oil as it cooks.
  5. Leave to fry for about 5 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish). Fry it till very crispy and golden brown. Carefully flip the fish over. Fry for another 5 minutes.
    Leave to fry for about 5 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish). Fry it till very crispy and golden brown. Carefully flip the fish over. Fry for another 5 minutes.
  6. When the fish is cooked, remove and drain on kitchen paper. Then lay the fish on serving plate.
    When the fish is cooked, remove and drain on kitchen paper. Then lay the fish on serving plate.
  7. Using the same hot oil, fry the ginger strips till golden brown. Strain and sprinkle on top of the fish. Next fry the minced garlic until they are a lovely brown, remove to put over the fish.
    Using the same hot oil, fry the ginger strips till golden brown. Strain and sprinkle on top of the fish. Next fry the minced garlic until they are a lovely brown, remove to put over the fish.
  8. Garnish with some red chilies and serve alongside a curry dipping sauce and white rice.
    Garnish with some red chilies and serve alongside a curry dipping sauce and white rice.
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To cook Crispy Fried Fish Asian Style:

Crispy Fried Fish Asian StyleFirst rinse and drained curry leaves, julienned ginger and minced garlic.

 

Crispy Fried Fish Asian StyleScale and gut the fish. Then wash and drain well. Make 2 slits on both sides of fish.

 

P1150964Season with salt and fish curry powder. Then set aside.

 

Crispy Fried Fish Asian StyleFry the curry leaves till golden brown in a wok of hot oil.

 

Crispy Fried Fish Asian StyleGently put the seasoned fish into the hot oil and fry for about 5 minutes till it is very crispy and golden brown.

 

Crispy Fried Fish Asian StyleCarefully flip the fish over and fry for another 5 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

 

Crispy Fried Fish Asian StyleWhen the fish is cooked, remove and drain on kitchen paper. Then lay the fish on serving plate.

 

Crispy Fried Fish Asian StyleUsing the same hot oil, fry the ginger strips till golden brown and strain off the oil.

 

P1150980Strain and sprinkle the fried ginger strips on top of the fish on a serving plate.

 

Crispy Fried Fish Asian StyleNext fry the minced garlic until they are a lovely brown.

 

P1150985Remove to put the aromatic browned mince garlic over the fish.

 

P1150988 (1)And we’re done! Garnish with some red chilies and serve alongside a curry dipping sauce.

 

AS ALWAYS … ENJOY!

 

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