If you are looking for a different way to cook Tilapia, you have landed on the right page  Everyone has their own way to cook fish, from grilled, pan-seared,baked,  poached to deep fried   Today, inspired by Vietnamese culinary  I am making CRISPY FRIED TILAPIA    1 whole Tilapia, gutted, cleaned, scale removed and washed vegetable oil for deep frying  some spring onion carrot  – washed and cut into julienne or sticks 5 tbs of coconuit milk  2 tsp of corn starch 1 large clove of garlic – finely chopped 1 large clove of shallots – finely chopped 200mlof water  – boiled Seasoning mixture  (Salt, pepper & garlic powder –  for rubbing red chili – for garnish fresh corriander – for garnish   HOW TO MAKE THE FISH:
  •   Create incision to  the Tilapia flesh (approximately 5 – 10mm).
  • Rub the seasoning mixture, and corn starch set aside in the fridge  for min 20 – 30 minutes
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan or  wok,  deep fry the Tilapias once the oil has reached  approximately 350  degrees F. If the temperatrure is too low it will give you oily/greasy  food but too high, you might end up burning your food so always eyeball it during cooking.
  • Fry until the fish is golden brown, approximately 3 – 4 minutes, and because you are deep-frying , you are cooking both sides at the same time.  If you want to make sure make sure the fish is well cooked, further cook in the oven over  80 degrees celcius  for 10 minutes while you can get down to preparing the sauce.
  •   Saute garlic and shallots until fragrant, add coconut milk, add water if needed, you want smooth consistency, not too thick but not too runny, add seasoning to suite you taste
  •   Pour 2 tbs of the Sauce in a bowl, place/ sprinkle over some coriander leave on the sauce, and finally place the fried fish on top.  Pour 2 tbs of the sauce o the fish, and again sprinkle some fresh coriander to garnish
  • This fish is best to eat with a  bowl of  plain rice