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Ikan Goreng: Crispy and Flavorful Fried Fish

Indulge in the delightful flavors of Ikan Goreng, a popular dish of crispy fried fish that is enjoyed across Southeast Asia. This dish features perfectly fried fish with a crispy exterior and tender, juicy flesh inside. With its aromatic spices and addictive crunch, Ikan Goreng is a beloved seafood dish that will leave you craving for more.
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Ikan Goreng is a simple yet delicious dish of fried fish that is enjoyed in Southeast Asian cuisine. The fish is seasoned with a blend of spices, coated in a light batter, and deep-fried until golden and crispy. The result is a flavorful and satisfying dish that pairs well with rice, noodles, or a side of fresh salad.


4 whole fish (such as tilapia, snapper, or mackerel), cleaned and scaled
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Vegetable oil, for frying
Fresh lime or lemon wedges, for serving
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Rinse the fish thoroughly under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.


In a small bowl, combine the turmeric powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, and salt to create a spice mixture.


Rub the spice mixture all over the fish, making sure to coat both sides and the cavity. Let the fish marinate for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate.


In a deep frying pan or wok, heat enough vegetable oil to fully submerge the fish over medium-high heat.


Once the oil is hot, carefully add the marinated fish to the pan, one or two at a time, depending on the size of your pan. Be cautious to avoid overcrowding.


Fry the fish for approximately 4-6 minutes on each side, or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Adjust the frying time based on the size and thickness of the fish.


Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the fried fish to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.


Repeat the frying process with the remaining fish.


Serve the Ikan Goreng hot, accompanied by fresh lime or lemon wedges on the side.

Tips for this recipe

For an extra crispy texture, you can lightly coat the fish with cornstarch or rice flour before frying. Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the fish to achieve a crispy exterior and prevent the fish from absorbing excess oil. Serve Ikan Goreng with steamed rice, noodles, or a side of fresh salad for a complete meal.

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