Thus whenever I have such fish (which is rare), my hubby will be sweet enough to offer me the meater part of the fish. Among the small fishes, I love Fried Selar with sambal. I can never say no to it. Then again, it is very wasteful as I only eat the tail and the back. Luckily for me, my son and hubby are really good at eating fish. They really know how to "clean" it up.
Saw many people buying Selar in the wet market and I too join in the crowd as I already know how I wanted to cook it.
Do you like selar to be cooked this way?
What you need:
Selar, gutted and cleaned
After cleaning the fish, drain.
Rub salt on the fish.
Slit 2 slits on the body
Fill the fish tummy with sambal belachan and add some in between the slits.
In a hot pan, add a few tablespoon of oil.
Add in fish and on medium heat, fried the fish until it is golden brown.
Turn over and do the same.
Serve with some lime.
Note: In order for the fish not to stick to the pan, you need to heat it up very well. When smoke appear with oil added, the pan is ready to fry the fish.