Special Recipes

Crispy Red Tilapia Fish with Tamarind Sauce


  • 1 whole red tilapia fish, cleaned, scaled 1 kg.
  • Sea salt ½ tsp.
  • Healthy Chef® soybean oil for fried fish 1.5 L.
  • Tamarind concentrate ½ cups.
  • Fish sauce ½ cups.
  • Palm sugar ½ cups.
  • Chopped red shallots ½ cups.
  • Healthy Chef® soybean oil for fried shallots ½ cups.
  • Long fresh red chillies, thinly sliced into long strips 2 Tbsp.
  • Long fresh green onions, trimmed, sliced into long strips ½ cups.
  • Coriander leaf 2 Tbsp.
  • Lime wedge, to serve 2 pcs.


  1. Put sea salt on the both side of red tilapia fish and leave it for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat Healthy Chef® soybean oil to high heat.in a large pan. 
  3. Cook fish for 4 minutes each side or until just cooked through and golden. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Stir-fry red shallots for 1 minute or until aromatic. 
  5. For tamarind sauce, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tamarind concentrate, palm sugar and fish sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes or until palm sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Set aside. 
  6. Transfer fish to a plate. Pour tamarind sauce over fish. Sprinkle fried red shallot, red chillies, green onions and coriander leafs over fish. Serve with lime wedges.