Vietnamese Turmeric, Dill Fish ‘ Cha Ca ‘

We seldom think of Vietnamese cuisine for cooking fish, yet, there are so many recipes which provide that wonderful balance of sweet, sour, spicy and salt flavours Vietnamese is known for.

3 Fillet of Sea Bass cut in bite size pieces
2 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
3 Garlic Cloves
3 Sprigs of fresh Dill
1 Tablespoon Lime juice
2 Scallions finely chopped
2 Teaspoon Turmeric
1 Teaspoon Curry Powder
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Red Chilli finely sliced – Remove the seeds

Using a mortar and pestle, crush the garlic cloves, fresh dill, lime juice and scallion into a paste.
Pour in a bowl and include the curry powder, turmeric, sugar and pepper
and mix with 2 tablespoon of Vegetable oil. Mix in the fish cubes and let it marinate for 30 minutes.
In the meantime, make a Jasmine Rice.
In a frying pan, saute the fish in a tablespoon of oil for 2 minutes. Turn over and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.

Pour 2 tablespoon of water during the cooking.
Serve with scallions finely sliced and fresh dill.

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