Ikan Bakar Malaysian BBQ Fish

Ikan Bakar Malaysian BBQ Fish

  • Ikan Bakar Malaysian BBQ Fish

Recipe Type: Fish & Seafood

Cuisine: Malaysian

Author: Caroline

Prep time: 40 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Total time: 55 mins

Serves: 2 people

Try out this gorgeous recipe for Ikan Bakar. A Malaysian BBQ or grilled fish dish that can be cooked on the BBQ. Full of exotic flavors from South East Asia your friends will be super impressed!

Ingredients

  • Marinade:
  • 2 big shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 fresh lime leaves
  • 1 tsp dried shrimp paste / belachan ( or 1 tsp fish sauce as an alternative)
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • ½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 – 3 fresh red chillies

 

  • 2 whole large mackerels (could use seabass, trout, monkfish or squid even, whatever fish you fancy)
  • Banana leaves to wrap fish in / or tin foil

Instructions

  1. Blitz all the ingredients for the marinade together in a food processor until a smooth paste
  2. Using a sharp knife cut some slits into the fish skin - score it
  3. Smear paste all over your fish
  4. Wrap the fish up either using banana leaves or tin foil
  5. Leave to marinade for ½ hour
  6. Cook it on the BBQ to give a lovely smoked flavor
  7. or you can simply cook it in the oven
  8. The fish should only take 10 – 15 minutes to cook on the BBQ depending how hot it is
  9. You can tell the fish is cooked if the flesh has become flaky and it comes away from the bone easily, also if the flesh has turned opaque it’s cooked!

Notes - Something different than the usual stack of meat at a BBQ and fish is so good for you. I hope you enjoy this recipe and you can leave comments below.

Ikan Bakar Malaysian recipe 

Ikan Bakar Malaysian recipe 

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