Monday, December 14, 2009

Spiced Fish Fry

Though I have been blogging for almost 5 months now, this is my first fish post. All of us in our family are mad about fish and no one has the patience to wait till I take the pictures. Well you wouldnt blame anyone when the fish looks that good and smells even better!

I have used the Indian mackerel or Rastrelliger kanagurta, our family favourite. I was delighted to find eggs in one of them and managed to extract them intact.

fish eggs
3 large Indian mackerels
1/4tsp ground tumeric
1/4tsp ground red chilli
1/4tsp ground coriander
1tsps ginger-garlic paste
juice of 1/2 lemon
freshly ground pepper
salt to taste

For frying

marinated mackerels
  • Wash clean and pat dry the mackerels.
  • Make diagonal slits on each on both sides.
  • Mix all the marinade ingredients except pepper and apply on the fish. Sprinkle freshly ground pepper over the fish on both sides and leave to marinate at least an hour.
  • Roll the fish in semolina and fry crisp in oil on both sides.
  • Serve hot with tartar sauce.
What is your favourite fish that you love to fry? Do share.


  1. So...did you do anything with the fish eggs?

    If I had to select one fish that I love to fry it would be catfish.


  2. Chef,
    The fish eggs is right there next to the fish, I marinated them and fried them as well.

  3. Love these fried fish. I used to eat a lot of these in my younger days. It has a lot of small bones. If I cook them now I'll have to eat alone cos my girls will not eat fish with lots of small bones. I should do that one one to fight with...haha. Oooooh....I love fried fish eggs. We fought over that when we were young :)

  4. Well done! This post looks fabulous. I can almost taste the fish.

  5. That fish looks delectable, especially with the fresh lime juice, will be heavenly if there's some sambal to go with it.

  6. Just exactly what was Cheah mentioned about having it with sambal & lime juice, totally amazing! This kind of fishes, we calling it 'kuning' and another one almost the same call 'kembong'!

  7. Oh so yummmmmmmmmmmmy licious . like it .

  8. Hey Cheah and Kristy,
    I've never heard of sambal before. Good to know that.

    Good to see you!



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