296 – Grilled Fish Hanoi Style – Vietnamese Recipe / سمك مشوي بطريقة هانوي

Feb 24, 2015 | Fish, International Recipes

Prep time :

Cook time :

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Complexity :

Very easy

Ingredients :


  • 1.5 pounds (700 grams) of hemibagrus ( a type of catfish), snake-head fish, monk fish

Fish Marinade Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons grinded fresh galangal or ginger root, grated or 2 teaspoon dried galangal powder
  • 2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh lemon grass
  • 2 teaspoons finely copped shallots
  • A few pieces of finely chopped red chili pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Vietnamese shrimp paste, or 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of Vietnamese sour rice paste (or 3 tsp of plain yogurt)
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • spices: 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon ground turmeric, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper

Other Ingredients:

  • Vegetable oil for frying the fish
  • Fresh greens (dill, cilantro, scallions) to fry with the fish

Ingredients for serving:

  • cooked rice, cooked rice noodles, roasted peanuts, shrimp sauce or fish sauce for dipping, fresh greens.
  • Vietnamese Dipping Sauce Ingredients:
  • 3-4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 3-4 teaspoons white granulated sugar
  • 3-4 teaspoons of fish sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • A few pieces of chopped red chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh dill

Directions :


Step 1: Marinating the Fish
1- Get rid of fish skin and bones, cut the fish into medium-sized pieces (one bite size)

2- Place the fish pieces in a large bowl and combine with all of the marinade ingredients. Toss gently, cover, and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour

Step 2: Grilling the Fish
1- Grill the fish with charcoal (or put it in a hot oven at 400 F / 200 C for 15 minutes)

Step 3: Frying the Fish
1- Heat vegetable oil in a skillet or wok, add the fish pieces and some green (scallions, dills, cilantro, etc.). Sauté until fragrant.

Step 4: Serve the Fish
1- Preapre the Vietnamese Dipping Sauce by combining all the ingredients together in a bowl.

2- Serve the fish and greens hot right after frying them.
3- The fish is eaten with rice noodles or rice, peanuts, fresh greens, fish sauce or shrimp sauce (as a dip), and the Vietnamese Dipping Sauce.

Bon appetit!

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