Pan-Fried Red Tilapia in Sambal Oelek Sauce

~ Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:08 AM ~

For this post, I am sharing my next food recipe, Pan-Fried Red Tilapia in Sambal Oelek Sauce. I bought this sambal oelek sauce from iHerb and decided to try it out on a fish dish I made for our dinner. Without further ado, here is the recipe for Pan-Fried Red Tilapia in Sambal Oelek Sauce:

* Red tilapia
* 1 tsp of salt
* 2 tbsp of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
* Garlic - 1-2 cloves sliced finely
* 1 tbsp of Sambal Oelek Sauce
* Oil - about 1 tbsp

* Wash the fish, make sure fish is as dry as possible (use paper towel to absorb)
* Marinate with salt and Sriracha hot chili sauce for about 10-15 minutes.
* You may coat the fish with cornflour if you want to prevent the fish from sticking to your pan (makes no different for me whether I use this or not)
* Heat up oil in pan.
* Fry the garlic next until you smell nice garlic-ky smell from the frying pan. Be careful not to overfry them as it will give bitter taste then.
* Fry the fish for about 4-5 minutes before frying the other side for about 3-4 minutes.
* If fish flakes upon poking with chopstick or fork, then fish is done. Take out fish and set aside in a plate.
* Add the Sambal Oelek Sauce on top of the fish.


Pan-Fried Red Tilapia in Sambal Oelek Sauce

This is GOOD! I love this! Maybe it is the type of fish that gives out fresh soft flaky flesh but coupled with the Sriracha hot chili sauce and the sambal oelek sauce, this fish is spicy-licious and yummylicious! This recipe is definitely for keeps!

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