Fire up your weekend dinner with this Spicy Tamarind Glaze Pompano
There’s nothing more exciting than preparing a new special dish for the whole family. This Spicy Tamarind Glaze Pompano has just the right balance of heat and spicy-sourness that everyone looks for in their fish dish.
Not only is this recipe satisfying and delicious, it’s also packed with nutrients. Pompano is high in B vitamins, potassium, amino acids, and antioxidants and it also contains huge amounts of protein. Pompano is also found to increase body metabolism, lowering bad cholesterol, and is good for strengthening bones.
Prepare this dish for your next dinner!
Spicy Tamarind Glaze Pompano
1 whole Sarangani Bay Pompano, cleaned and degutted
2 tsp salt
1 cup cooking oil
2 tbsp cooking oil
½ cup red pimiento pepper. sliced
4 -5 pcs red chilies, sliced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 stalks cilantro stems and roots sliced ( save leaves for garnish)
¼ cup tamarind paste
½ cup water
½ cup light brown sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
3 kaffir limes leaves, cut into strips
- Rub fish well with salt. Heat oil in a pan. Score fish. Fry fish on both sides. Set aside to allow oil to drain.
- Heat oil in a saucepan. Sauté pimiento, red chili peppers and garlic until fragrant. Add cilantro, tamarind paste and water, put to a boil. Add sugar and fish sauce. When slightly thick kaffir lime leaves. Remove from heat, Strain sauce . Pour sauce over fried fish.
- Garnish with cilantro leaves and extra red chilies. Serve.
Makes 4-6 servings.