Monday, May 4, 2009

Fried black pomfret

Went to Bukit Merah NTUC and is always tempted by the display of fresh fish at the wet market section.

Can sense how deprived i am??

Bought a black pomfret and the only known way to cook it is to fry it.

What do you need?
- 1 black pomfret (mine cost $2.50)
- salt and pepper
- peanut oil

How to do it?
Get the supermarket staff to gut and scale the pomfret for you.

Check the stomach and make sure its cleanly gutted.
If not, use a scissors and cut off whatever reddish 'leftovers' inside.

Rub inside and outside of the fish with salt and rinse off immediately.

Using a sharp knife, slice the flesh of the fish horizontally on both sides.
This will cook the fish faster as well as marinate it better.

To marinate, sprinkle salt and pepper on fish and rub it into the flesh.
Allow it to marinate in the fridge for 20 mins.

Before cooking, coat the fish thinly with corn flour.

Heat oil in pan to medium heat and slow fry fish.

The fish will take approximately 15 mins, flipping it from side to side every 3 - 4 mins.

Serve immediately to enjoy the crispy fish skin!

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