Tamarind Dorade

Tamarind Dorade
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

If you've never had it before, dorade, also sold as sea bream in some markets, is a wonderful firm, white-fleshed fish that cooks quickly and has a mild flavor. A neat little trick we use to get the skin nice and crisp is to lay another, smaller sauté pan on top of the fillet as it cooks.

4
Servings
745
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 2  Tablespoons  soybean oil
  • 1/2  medium-sized yellow onion, sliced
  • cloves garlic, sliced
  • chiles de arbol, stemmed
  • 2  Cups  clam juice
  • 14  Ounces  tamarind concentrate
  • 1  Cup  sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt

For the fish

  • 1  Tablespoon  soybean oil
  • dorade fillets
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste

Directions

For the sauce

In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent. Add the chiles de arbol and sauté for another 2 minutes.

Add the clam juice, tamarind concentrate, and sugar. Boil for 2-3 minutes and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the salt and remove from the heat. Pour the mixture into a blender and mix well. Strain the sauce.

For the fish

Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat. Season the fillets with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the fillets skin side down. Use a smaller skillet to press down the fish with light pressure. Cook until the skin is light brown and crisp. Flip the fish and cook for 1 more minute. Serve with cilantro rice and tamarind sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
80g
89%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
134g
100%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
11mg
1%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
37µg
9%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
88mg
13%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
2090mg
100%
Water
94g
3%

Tamarind Shopping Tip

To find the ingredients you need to cook Southeast Asian cuisine, try to find specialty grocery stores in the Asian neighborhoods in your town.

Tamarind Cooking Tip

Southeast Asian Cuisine is about the balance of flavors between sweet and sour; hot and mild. When working with Asian chilis, the smaller ones are usually spicier. Handle with caution and care.

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