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Recipe

Barbecued Whole Fish

While attending a dinner at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta I had the pleasure to meet the chef in charge of the dinner's main course - Barbecued Whole Fish. He was kind enough to share the simple recipe with me.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Clean and scale the fish, dry with towel inside and out.
  2. Process the onion, garlic, galangal, and lemon grass until fine, then mix in chili powder. Rub about ½ half of the mixture over the first, inside and out, and let stand while preparing the sauce.
  3. Heat oil and gently fry the remaining mixture for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Add coconut milk and all other ingredients and cook, stirring constantly until sauce thickens.
  4. Pre-heat a grill to 350 degrees. Cook the fish on a greased grill while basting it with the sauce for 10 minutes, then turn over and continue to cook while basting until the fish his done. Test by poking with a knife to ensure that the flesh is white.
  5. Remove carefully off the grill and place on a large platter with the remaining sauce poured over the top.

Serves: 4

Wine Pairing:

Esser Vineyards®  Pinot Noir

 
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