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Fried Fish with Spicy Prawn Sambal Recipe

Fried Fish with Spicy Prawn Sambal Recipe

Fried Fish with Spicy Prawn Sambal Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 1 kg (2 lbs) sole or other white fish fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper Oil for deep-frying

Sauce

  • 1 heaped tablespoon dried prawns, soaked in water to soften, drained
  • 4 red finger-length chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • 4 shallots, peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons belachan (dried prawn paste), roasted
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, thick bottom third only, outer layers removed, inner part bruised
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Method :

  1. Clean the fish thoroughly. Season with the salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. To make the Sauce, grind the dried prawns, chillies, shallots, garlic and belachan to a paste in a mortar or blender, adding a little oil if necessary to keep the blades turning Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok over low heat and gently stir-fry the ground paste, lemongrass and sugar for 5 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the soy sauce and sesame oil, and stir to mix well. Remove the Sauce from the heat and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat and once the oil is hot, deep-fry the seasoned fish fillets until light golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the oil, drain and place on a platter. Drizzle the Sauce over the fish and serve hot, or serve the Sauce in a small bowl on the side.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time 10 mins

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Source :
the food of Singapore
Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City
by David Wong & Djoko Wibisono
photos by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
introduction by Lee Geok Boi

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