Thursday, March 17, 2011

Deep Fried Ikan Bebolos (English name Whiting Fish, Scientific Name Merlangius Merlangus) with Spicy Soya Sauce Recipe

This salt water Whiting Fish is known locally in Malaysia as Ikan Bebolos. It inhabits the shallow areas around 20 to 30 meters away from the shore. This longish shaped fish can be easily caught using a line and small hook. It is very interesting to catch these fishes using light tackles. The live fish is silver white in colour. I came across a vendor selling these fishes at the Kepong Baru wet market. You can deep fry the fish with or without flour batter. I choosed the former!
Ingredients
Ikan Bebolos (whiting), 10 pcs, cleaned Oil for deep frying

Sauce
Chilly padi (bird eys chilly), 3pcs, chopped finely
Shallots, 3 pcs, cut onto slices
Lime juice for 2 limes
Sugar, 1 teaspoon
Light soya sauce, 2 tablespoons

Dry bebolos with paper napkins. Deep fry the bebolos in hot oil until it turn golden brown. Take out the fish and drain away excess oil. Mix all the sauce ingredients together. The taste of deep fried bebolos (whiting) with the spicy chilly sauce is just heavenly!

11 comments:

Hayley said...

Oh I know this, its my favourite too! Must deep fried it, very crunchy~

Yvonne said...

Em.. this fish looks familiar. I only eat; I think fishes recognize me, I don't :p

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I loves this...

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I love to eat this fish. The sauce makes me drool:))

suituapui said...

Looks good. Fish like this I would just fry till crispy and eat all...with the bones!

reanaclaire said...

EAt them while crispy is so shiok!! now i m imagining.. hahaha...

Jeannie said...

I eat a lot of this during my younger days, my mum loves to fry this fish! we can only afford soya sauce then so no spicy chilly sauce to dip it into! Btw, I have an award in my blog for you...please hop over to pick it up when you are free and if you care for it..:)

lena said...

hey pete, you also have good frying skills. this fish is not easy to fry, i love to eat this fish too plus the head!

wenn said...

i simply love fried fish!

Christine said...

sounds so good!

Small Kucing said...

hubi likes this. Put a bit of kunyit powder to fry also can

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