Prep Time: 25 min Total Time: 25 minutes
1 white pomfret
Tips and Techniques: For a vegetarian version, dip
the okra in soy sauce instead of chili fish sauce. It is best
to cook this dish last if you are preparing other dishes to
retain the crispiness. When it's time to reheat crispy fried
okra (and other fried foods) a toaster oven or oven at low
heat will return its crispiness, but a microwave will make it
Thaw your pomfret if it is frozen. Score across the
body on both sides, 3-4 scores.
Wok is the best for frying pomfret. Heat the oil in
medium to low heat. The oil should come up to the side
of the fish.
Add the pomfret and turn the heat down. It takes
about 10 minutes on each side. Watch out for the
splatter. To turn the fish, slowly scrape the bottom of
the pan to loosen the fish. If the fish is ready, it
should be very easy to do so.
The trick to crispy pomfret is low heat. This may
take a while, but the result is well worthwhile.
Crispy pomfret is eaten with rice and chili fish