Fried or Grilled Fish with Tomatillo Sauce



This is a spicy sauce for any fried fish, it also works very well with a fried chicken breast. Just use the same frying technique as the fish. I have also used it with grilled fish and chicken but I prefer the crispy crunch of the meat with the spicy and tangy punch of the sauce. Sometimes I like to garnish it with a dab of sour cream or Mexican style Crema.

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as many fish fillets as you need to feed your group
panko bread crumbs
well beaten egg
salt, pepper
garlic powder
oil for frying


fresh tomatillos or 1 large can of canned tomatillos
1 can(s)
chicken broth
fresh jalapenos, trimmed and seeded
3 0r 4
fresh limes or a small plastic bottle of real lime juice

How to Make Fried or Grilled Fish with Tomatillo Sauce


  • 1dip fish fillets (or chicken) in beaten egg and roll in Panko and seasoning pressing the panko into the fillets.
  • 2fry till crisp and brown, drain on paper towel
  • 3While you are frying the fillets dehusk and wash then quarter the fresh tomatillos, put in a sauce pan with the chicken stock and the jalapenos
  • 4Cook the tomatillos until they are tender (it won't take as long with canned tomatillos) and the jalapeno is soft carefully remove from heat and pour into a blender reserving half the liquid in the pan.
  • 5Put a towel over the lid of the blender and hold firm while blending. Add more liquid as needed till you have a pourable sauce but not a thin sauce.
  • 6Add the lime juice a tablespoon at a time and taste after each addition until it has a bit of a tang and you can taste the lime juice.
  • 7You can serve the fish laying side by side with a trickle of Tomatillo sauce straight down the middle or you can serve it on the side and let everyone add as they like it.

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About Fried or Grilled Fish with Tomatillo Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken, Fish

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