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Crispy Chilli Fish Recipe

An evening fishing trip caught these 2 beautiful Red Emperors. Superb eating.

Now, how to turn them into a Crispy Chilli Fish Dish. A meal fit for kings 😊

You will need a sharp knife to take off the perfect filets. ( or ask a friendly neighbour for help)

Cut filets into serving size pieces, pat dry with paper towel then dip in flour, egg and bread crumps. ( We use Panko bread crumbs as they tend to keep a nice crispy crunch )

Set aside whilst you make the sauce


The secret is out!

This is our secret chilli fish recipe which our family has enjoyed for many years.

To get the inside word on where the best spots are for your next fishing trip, well, only in-house guests at Cairns Beaches Flashpackers can try to convince me to reveal those secrets! And even then, you may not succeed!

In the meantime, we hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

The Cottew Family Chilli Fish Recipe

Please note: as any good cook knows, amounts are approximate and variable.

4 X fish filets ( crumbed and ready to cook)

4 x cloves crushed garlic

1 tbsp grated ginger

Fresh chilli (optional)

2-3 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce

1 x handful fresh coriander

 A good Dash of tomato ketchup

1 x dsp brown sugar

Pinch salt

¼ cup water

In a fry pan, saute the garlic and ginger in oil.

Add the sweet chilli sauce, fresh coriander and fresh chilli

Add the tomato ketchup, brown sugar, salt and water.

Hold on a gentle simmer whilst pan frying the fish filets in separate pan and then serve the fish with the sauce drizzled over the top

Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with rice or noodles. Enjoy




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