Grilled Stuffed Milkfish Recipe

Grilled Stuffed Milkfish Recipe

Ingredients :

600 g fresh milkfish

3 tablespoons cooking oil

1/3 coconut, roasted and pounded coarsely

1 egg, beaten lightly

125 cc thick coconut milk

Banana leaf



Spices (ground)

3 red chilies

2 teaspoons cilantro, roasted

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon ginger, chopped

2 teaspoons galangal, chopped

1 teaspoon turmeric, chopped

5 garlic

5 cloves tamarind juice

1 teaspoon salt and sugar


Method :

Clean the fish and remove scales, gills, fins and entrails. Rinse and pat dry with paper towel. Pound the fish lightly until the flesh becomes tender. Use a small sharp knife to remove the backbone and as much flesh as possible through a slit under the gills. Do not break the skin. Set the fish skin aside to be used later. Roast the flesh until it changes color. Discard the bones and grind the flesh. Heat a wok with oil and saute the spices with ground spices until fragrant. Remove and allow to cool. Mix the sauteed spices wit ground fish, pounded coconut and egg. Stuff the mixture into the fish skin. Clamp the stuffed skin opening with a toothpick or skewer. Wrap the fish with banana leaf and grill until the fish is firm. Remove the banana leaf and continue to grill. Brush the fishwith salted thick coconut milk from time to time until it is cooked. Remove the fish from heat and serve after cutting.


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