Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Grilled Fish Fillet in Spicy Sauce Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

3 cloves


3 stems

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon


1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

500 g

1 tablespoon

1 sprig


Red Asian shallots

Lemon grass (white part only), finely sliced

Ground turmeric

Galangal powder

Red chilies




Boneless white fish fillets

Nuoc cham sauce

Fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves or watercress, for garnishing

Method :
  • Place the garlic, shallots, lemon grass, turmeric, galangal powder, chilies, salt and pepper in a food processor and process until a paste is formed, adding the oil to help the grinding.

  • Cut the fish into large bite-sized pieces. Place the fish in a bowl with the spice paste, toss well, cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  • Place the fish on a foil-lined grill tray and cook under a hot grill for 3 to 4 minutes, turning the pieces over so the fish browns on all sides.

  • Arrange the fish on a serving place and sprinkle over the nuoc cham sauce.

  • Serve immediately with rice.

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