Fried Fish with Tamarind Sauce
  • 1 large Talakitok Fish (Bigeye Jack or Dusky Jack)
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for frying
  • green mango, julliened
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tomato, chopped
tamarind sauce
  • ¼ cup tamarind puree
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp water
  • fish sauce to taste (around 1 tsp)
  1. Make the Tamarind Sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan and mix well. Whisk it over medium heat. Bring it to a boil and simmer until sauce thickens a little. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Season the fish with salt and pepper.When oil is hot, shallow fry the Talkitok until it's golden brown on both sides.
  3. To serve: Put the fried Talakitok on a large plate. Garnish with julienned green mangoes, chopped cilantro, and chopped tomatoes. Drizzle with tamarind sauce and serve some extra sauce on the side.
  4. Enjoy with steaming hot rice.
Recipe by The Peach Kitchen at