Fried Fish Island Style

J. White Harris

By
@JWhiteH

In the Pacific islands where I have lived fried fish is often cooked without coating the fish with flour or batter. If the fish is whole, 3 or 4 diagonal cuts are made on each side of the fish. Then the fish is rubbed with salt and sometimes other seasonings before being cooked. I remember that when I first saw fish cooked like this I thought it would not be very good. I was wrong it was very tasty and now I often cook fish like this today.

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Serves:
4 - 6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

1 - 2 lb
fish filets or whole fish
salt
pepper
onion powder
vegetable oil for frying.

Step-By-Step

1Season fish with salt, pepper, and onion powder then refrigerate overnight or at least for a few hours.
2Pour oil in skillet (about midway) and heat to 375°. Be sure your oil is hot before adding the fish. Fry fish for about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
3Remove to a platter lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
4Serve with some fresh lemon or lime to squeeze on the fish before eating. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free