Ingredients

  • Serves 2-4 people
  • 3 catfish

  • Marinade ingredients:

    1 tbsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 5 pcs garlic

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • Seasoning:

    1 tbsp seafood stock powder

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp ground white pepper

  • Sambal Ingredients:

    50 g curly red chili

  • 10 g red cayenne pepper

  • 20 g garlic

  • 35 g shallots

  • 2 pcs red tomatoes

  • 5 pcs candlenuts

  • Seasoning:

    10 g brown sugar

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp flavoring

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, optional

  • Juice of 1 lime

Lele Bakar (Grilled Catfish)
Recipe Courtesy of
Darmawan

Lele Bakar (Grilled Catfish)

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Lele Bakar, or grilled catfish has low calories and is packed with lean protein, and healthy fats. To cook Lele Bakar, the fish is beautifully marinated with coriander, turmeric, garlic and lime juice giving it its complex flavours of spicy, sourish, salty, and sweetish. Delicious and light enough to have seconds and possibly third servings!
  • Medium
  • 120 min
  • 30 min
  • 10 min
  • 4 steps
  • 20 Ingredients
  • Medium
  • 4 steps
  • 20 Ingredients
  • 120 min
  • 30 min
  • 10 min

Directions

  1. Clean and marinate the fish

    • Gut and clean the fish thoroughly, making sure to remove the stomach and gills of the fish.

    • Once cleaned, set the fish aside on a plate. Blend all marinade ingredients except for lime juice, to a smooth paste.

    • Slather the paste onto the fish. Add seasoning and lime juice. Mix thoroughly and coat the fish all over with the marinade. Set aside.

    When cleaning the catfish, make sure it’s thoroughly cleaned because catfish can be slimy, and have a slightly sharp fishy smell.

    Catfish can be replaced with any other fish, or fried chicken or fried eggs.

    Clean and marinate the fish


  2. Make the chili sauce

    • Fry all ingredients including tomatoes until just cooked. Remove and set aside.

    • Grind all ingredients, including seasoning, using a pestle or a blender. Add the lime juice, mix and set aside.

    Make the chili sauce


  3. Grill the fish

    • Grill catfish until cooked on both sides. Remove and set aside.

    • Prepare a serving plate, and transfer the grilled catfish together with the sambal onto the plate and serve.

    Grill the fish


Plate and Serve!

  • Prepare a serving plate, and transfer the grilled catfish together with the sambal onto the plate and serve.

Another 1-2 spoons of soy sauce can be added if preferred, together with tofu or fried tempe.

Plate and Serve!
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    Ingredients
    • Serves 2-4 people
    • 3 catfish

    • Marinade ingredients:

      1 tbsp coriander powder

    • 1 tsp turmeric

    • 5 pcs garlic

    • 2 tbsp lime juice

    • Seasoning:

      1 tbsp seafood stock powder

    • ¼ tsp salt

    • ½ tsp ground white pepper

    • Sambal Ingredients:

      50 g curly red chili

    • 10 g red cayenne pepper

    • 20 g garlic

    • 35 g shallots

    • 2 pcs red tomatoes

    • 5 pcs candlenuts

    • Seasoning:

      10 g brown sugar

    • 1 tsp sugar

    • 1 tsp salt

    • 1 tsp flavoring

    • 2 tbsp soy sauce, optional

    • Juice of 1 lime

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