Air Fry Ikan Bakar
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Recipe type: Seafood
Serves: serves to 3 to 4
  • 4 small to medium sized fish (Snapper or Tilapia, I’m using black promfret) – descaled, gutted, clean
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Marinade:
  • 2 candlenuts (buah keras)
  • 4 shallots / ¼ red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 to 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Basting sauce:
  • 6 tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 30g butter – melted
  1. Use a sharp knife to make a few cuts on both sides of the fish.
  2. Spread lime juice all over the fish to get rid of any fishy smell.
  3. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the marinade ingredients into a paste and mix in turmeric powder and oil. Alternatively, you could use a blender.
  4. Spread the marinade on both sides of the fish, making sure to go in between the score marks.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Bring to room temperature before cooking.
  7. Preheat your air fryer at 190°C for 3 minutes.
  8. Place in air fryer and cook for 2 mins per side.
  9. Brush on the basting sauce generously and cook for another 5 mins or until the skin is nicely charred and crispy.
  10. Serve warm.
Recipe by Bear Naked Food at