Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yellow Fin/Unicorn Leather Jacket Fish (Ikan Barat-Barat, Ayam Ayam, Scientific Name : Aluterus Monoceros )

Fish the 'leather jacket' on....................................with 'jacket' off!

Yummy plain fried Jacket Fish

The name of this fish sounds like a rock band or maybe big biker’s gang name! Anyway, the Unicorn Leather fish (scientific name, Aluterus Monoceros ) or locally known as Barat Barat is commonly seen in stalls that sell grill fish. Due to its’ large eyes and ugly looking features, this fish although commercially available, they are rather inexpensive. The Unicorn Leather jacket fish is full of flesh and does not have small bones. So it is relative easy to eat. The outer leather like skin of the fish is grey in colour and normally the fish vendor will peel this skin off before displaying it for sales. The inner skin is white in colour and is very thin. The flesh has nice natural sweetness and is very tasty. Make sure that the fish liver is removed completely, or not it will leave a strong ‘fishy’ smells on the meat. Since the inner skin is rather thin, it is real hassle to fry the fish using a normal wok. It will stick to the wok even if you use lots of hot oil. To avoid this from happening, you can use nonstick wok instead to fry this fish. I like to steam the fish, tomyam style or just fry it plain.

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13 comments:

cleffairy said...

I'm not so into fishies... lol...the only fish I could tolerate is probably dory fish and stingray... lmao... cuz no bones... this fish alot bones anot?

suituapui said...

I love fish...whatever fish! But this one looks so funny! Never seen it before. Looks like one of those badly-drawn cartoons! LOL!!!

Pete said...

Cleff : This fish have very little bones only!

STP : This fish has a very tasty and sweet flesh! Yummy!

fufu said...

i normally eat the slices one... i dont like small fish with bones... that's why i love shashimi and salmoon =p boneless XD

mommyscchoo@yahoo.com said...

1st - I tought the fish is come with such soft skin. 2nd - Thanks for letting me know that it can not be fried.

Market uncle tought me to get it steam, quite nice, sweet and smooth.

Pete said...

Fufu : Ha ha, you are just like my son, don't like fish with lots of bones. But this Jacket fish is very easy to eat, all the bones are large ones and the meat separate easily from the bones.

Mommy : Actually you can fry it using nonstick pans. Taste good with soya sauce and cili padi for the fried ones!

FAPORT International said...

Yummy, i like to eat any type of fish..your article is interesting..

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