myFresha-licious: Sauteed Spicy Fish - Myanmar Inspired Dish

Sauteed Spicy Fish – Myanmar Inspired Dish

This is based on the Burmese recipe shared to me by my colleague Saw Lin Yaung from Myanmar.  He brought it for his packed lunch last week.  I was intrigued by the dish’s orange oil so I tasted it and it was good.    When I asked him about the recipe for his viand, he told me this, and I quote verbatim : “Ocean White fish (he was referring to the sutchi fillet Ocean brand), just sautéed the fish with onion, salt, MSG, and chili powder” The chili powder is used in the recipe to add a mild hot flavor and an orangey color to the dish.
This is my version Well, he cooked it better than I did.  My husband Frederick liked it and Marco also liked it.  This also good as an appetizer and a beer companion as well.
I used Sutchi Fillet.  You can use any other white fish, like tilapia, cod, etc.


White Fish, 3 fillets – 250 to 300 g.
Onion, diced – 1 medium
Garlic, minced – 5 large cloves
Vegetable Oil – 1 tsp per fillet
Fish Sauce – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper – dash only
Chili Powder – as desired
Vegetable oil for sauteeing – 1 tsp

Cooking Procedure:

1. Rub fish with salt and sprinkle with pepper on both sides.  Drizzle with 1 tsp of vegetable oil (per fish fillet) and pan grill for less than 2 minutes on each side.
2. flake the grilled fish fillet and set aside.
3.  Heat vegetable oil in a pan and sauté Garlic in it until it is roasted. Add the powdered chili, onion, salt, and the flaked fish.  Stir.
4.  Drizzle with the fish sauce and MSG.  Adjust salt to taste.

Serve with steamed rice and boiled lady finger.

Makes 5 servings . Here’s the estimated Nutritional values per serving based on the ingredients used. 

Calories :  150.48 kcal
Total Fat:   4.28 g.
Cholesterol :  14.12 mg.
Saturated fat :  1.42 g.
Protein :  18.02 g
Trans fat  :  0 g.
Sodium : 351.44 g.
Dietary fiber :  0.18 g.
Carbohydrate : 0.99 g.
Sugar  : 0.48 g.

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