Tamarind Dorade

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Tamarind Dorade
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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
841
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons soybean oil
  • 1/2 medium-sized yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 5 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
  • 4 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
92g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
17%
Cholesterol
119mg
40%
Protein
60g
100%
Carbs
119g
40%
Vitamin A
100µg
11%
Vitamin B12
5µg
79%
Vitamin B6
1mg
56%
Vitamin C
86mg
100%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
30µg
37%
Calcium
141mg
14%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
65µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
65µg
16%
Iron
10mg
55%
Magnesium
183mg
46%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
31%
Phosphorus
890mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
1799mg
51%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.3%
Sodium
1357mg
57%
Sugars, added
50g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
33.4%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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