Panfried Sambal White Spotted Rabbitfish


2 pieces fresh White spotted Rabbitfish with roe

1 large Japanese sweet onion (sliced)

5 tablespoons Sambal Chilli (or  your own home made sambal sauce)

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon brown raw sugar


Wash and rub the Rabbitfish with some sea salt or vinegar to get rid of the sea smell.

Rinse and set aside.

Cut diagonal slits across the body of each fish on both sides to expedite cooking process.

In a pan, add about 3 tablespoons of cooking oil and pan fry the fish on both sides until it turn browned over medium heat.

Do not cook over too high heat otherwise the fish will burn easily.

You need a slower process for the roe to be cooked completely.

When fish is fully cooked, turn off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.

Using a new pan, add a teaspoon of cooking oil and fry the sliced sweet onion until it turn transparent.

Add the sambal chilli, sugar and some water and bring to a boil.

Pour the sambal gravy over the fish and served immediately.

Such thick fish roe almost occupying half side of the fish.

Its best to serve the fish immediately with a bowl of hot porridge or plain hot rice.


If you do not wish to pan fry these rabbitfish, you can also steam them.

Click here for details of steaming the fish.

How about trying to prepare cod fish with fresh raspberries?

Click here for details.

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