Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Hanoi Fried Halibut Recipe

(Cha Ca Hanoi)

Ingredients : Serves 4

750 g

3 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

5 mm


5 cm

1 teaspoon



Garnishing :


2 sprigs

3 tablespoons

Halibut, cut into 1 inch chunks

Vietnamese fish sauce



Vegetable oil, for frying

Galangal, thinly sliced

Fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

Ground turmeric

Dill, chopped



Spring onions, sliced

Coriander and basil leaves

Crushed roasted peanuts

Method :
  • Put the halibut into a bowl, add the fish sauce, salt and pepper.

  • Mix well. Cover and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  • Pour oil into a wok, swirl it around and heat it.

  • Add the galangal, ginger and turmeric and stir.

  • Then add the chunks of halibut.

  • Mix well and cook over a moderate heat for about 5 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through, stirring from time to time.

  • Add the dill and mix in well.

  • Garnish the halibut with the spring onions, peanuts, coriander and basil leaves.

  • Serve with the dipping sauce

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