MWDU : Deep Fried Petite Pomfret with Fresh Thai Green Chilli Sauce

My weekend dishing up

I just love cooking and haven’t been doing enough, Since I am gearing for it might as well that I share it with you. My first weekend recipe that I had tried out is this deep fried petite pomfret and to be eaten with this delicious tangy and hot fresh Thai green chilli sauce. It is a simple dish and came within my budget with was less than RM10 (USD2.50). This petite pomfret is truly abundance here in the night market, wet market and even at any supermarket and what’s more, it is very affordable. I had my chilli sauce prepared in advance and kept them in the bottle for few days in the fridge. While I attacked the fish just before dinner.


5 cloves garlic, crushed
100gm bird’s eyes green chilis
3 fresh garden grown/Thai coriander roots, scraped clean
3 cloves shallots
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp fish sauce

1. Grind the garlic, green chilies, coriander roots, shallots and bird’s-eye chilies, if using, in a mortar and pestle or blender.
2. Add the honey, sugar, lime juice and fish sauce and mix well. Yields 1 cup

My weekend dishing up 1

Deep Fried Petite Pomfret

500gm petite pomfrets
3 tbsp corn flour
400ml vegetable oil (for deep frying)

1. Clean the fish cavity.
2. Wash and dry,
3. Heat up the oil in the wok.
4. Lightly coat the pomfret with corn flour.
5. Place the fish into the wok and deep fried both side till golden brown (crispy)
6. Once cooked take them out and place them on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.

I got to to say this dish was truly a hit with my family, even my business partner Sunny ahd quiet a few. Mum like them too. It was so crispy that you can just bite them all without leaving any trace. Simple right! As for the chilli sauce, it was truly superb. Tasty and gave the dish a zezt and a strike of pungent heat ! Anyway the excess of the chilli sauce can used for other dishes too, so NO wastage indeed.

Right let’s see what I will be cooking again this weekend as I already have something in mind . . . . . hope you will comeback for a look out . . . . . . my weekend dish up (MWDU) Sidney Kan ! :)

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