Friday, 6 July 2012

Recipe - Pan Fry Streaked Rabbitfish With Chilli Paste

Fish are an excellent source of protein, minerals and vitamins essential for good health. The streaked rabbitfish (also known as tee kwee in Singapore language) lives in coastal waters and feeds on algae and plankton. It is a white fish with few bones in the belly which makes it easy to eat. It has a distinctive flavour of its own and it is tasty. For the value conscious, the streaked rabbitfish yields more flesh by weight than many other fishes.

For this recipe, I pan fry 2 streaked rabbitfish, each weighing about 350 grams, and top up with a chilli paste.

To prepare the fish, light rub with salt and rinse with water. This is to get rid of any sea smell. Other ways to get rid of the sea smell include rubbing with vinegar or rice wine.
streaked rabbit fish

Pat dry the fish and pan fry for about 4 minutes on each side on medium low heat or until lightly brown on each side. Set aside.

Blend the following ingredients into a paste and fry them until fragrant.

Ingredients for chilli paste:
1 large onion, chopped into smaller pieces
5 dried chillies, cut into small pieces
1 small tomato, cut into smaller pieces
1 inch of lemon grass, cut into tiny pieces
half teaspoon of black bean sauce, for salt and a bit of flavour
1 teaspoon of sugar.

Once the paste is done, it should be aromatic with a bit of sweet, salty and tangy taste.

Spoon the paste over the fried fish and enjoy a delicious meal

In this 3.5 minute video, the tilapia is served with ginger and light soy glaze.

Another way to enjoy fish is to braise the fish. Pan fry and then steam.
In this Taiwanese video, the fish is coated with egg, pan fry and condiments added to complete the cooking. The video is in Taiwanese, a mixture of hokkien and mandarin.


Mark Weins deep fry the fish with crushed turmeric and garlic.

Looks good !

Video shows how to deep fry and shallow fry fish marinated with chilli powder, coriander powder, pepper, curry mix and lemon juice.

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