Pan Fried Fish Stuffed with Chilli Paste

Yummy Bakes | 8:58 AM |
I love this and have long wanted to do but of course don't know how or where to start.  So happy I chanced upon this posted by Wiffy of Noobcook.  I love visiting her blog for homely and easy to prepare dishes.

Recipe source: Noobcook

(Serves 3-4)

- 6 whole selar fish, cleaned and de-gutted (we asked the fish monger to clean the fish for us)
- 10 chilli padi (bird’s eye chilli), stalk removed (no need to deseed; adjust to your preference)
- 6 shallots, peeled
- a small piece of toasted belacan
- sea salt
- cooking oil

Directions: You may wish to pop over to Noobcook's blog for the step-by-step photos

Step 1: Place shallots, chilli padi and belacan in a blender. We actually place a bit too much shallots in this attempt so in the written recipe above, I halved the quantity which we think will be better.

Step 2: Whizz till the chilli paste is well combined.

Step 3: Make two slits along the back shoulder of the fish to form two deep pockets.

Step 4: This is what the fish with the slited pockets on the back looks like. Dab the fish dry with a paper towel and rub some sea salt all over the skin.

Step 5: Stuff the pockets with the chilli paste you prepared in step 2. My mum said not to be greedy and over-stuff the fish or else they will spill out during frying.

Step 6: Heat cooking oil in wok and when the oil is sufficiently hot, add the fish and shallow fry on both sides till golden brown. Serve with warm white rice.

I am sharing this with Recipe Box 1 hosted by Bizzy Bakes



  1. I don't know what a selar fish is. Ignorance showing. It looks good and I am happy you linked this to the Recipe Box.

    The linky is fine. Next time, you might want to put the name of the recipe instead of your name. I think, that is what you were asking.

    I am going to google selar, now.

  2. Yum! I missed eating this dish as I love the chilli paste. Thanks for trying :)

  3. Delicious! I could eat two selar with rice easily! :)

    1. Yes, I dont mind just having that dish for dinner!

  4. yeah, i like that with ikan selar too and ikan cencaru!

  5. This is one of my favourite fish dish but I hardly cook this at home. Too lazy to clean up the kitchen after all the frying!

    1. I am also very scare of washing all the oily dishes.

  6. Sounds delicious for this recipe! It's make me hungry :) i can't wait to eat this!


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