Spicy and Sour Mackerel

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I had some mackerel in the freezer and was bored with just plain fried fish. So this time, I made this rich taste mackerel.

- 5 mackerel, wash, discard all stuff inside its stomach cavity
- 1 lime
- 6 cloves of garlic, chop thinly
- 5 cloves of small red onion, chop thinly
- 10 chili paddy or bird's eye chili, chop thinly
- 1 lemon grass, cut into 4cm in length
- 4 lime leaves
- 1 tomato, cut into 8
- salt
- sugar
- water
- oil for frying and saute

Drizzle half of lime on the fish and sprinkle salt sparingly. Let it stand for 5-10minutes. Deep fry the fish under high heat until crunchy. Arrange the fish in a casserole/serving bowl and put it aside.
In a pan, saute chopped garlic and onion until brownish. Add chilly, lemon grass, lime leaves and continue to saute for 2minutes. Add the juice of the remaining lime and some water (app. 200ml). Add salt and sugar to taste. At last add cut tomato. Then pour it on top of fish. Serve while warm with steam rice.


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