Fried Fillet O'Fish with Onion Salsa / Pescado Frito con Salsa criolla

marie Wed, 02/09/2011 - 14:52

Serves 6

Ingredients for the fish:

6 fish fillets of your liking
Salt & Pepper
½ cup vegetable oil or more if needed

Ingredients for Onion Salsa:

2 medium size red onions
2 ají amarillo/fresh yellow hot chili pepper, seeded, deveined, cut julienne style
Juice of 3 freshly squeezed limes
Vegetable oil
Cilantro or parsley, minced
Lettuce for decoration


Season fish fillets with salt and pepper, coat with lots of flour twice. Heat a generous amount of oil in a large size skillet or deep frying pan. Be sure oil is very HOT, place a couple of fish fillets in frying pan (do not over crowd them) fry one side, turn over and fry the other side until fillets are nice and golden. Remove from skillet and place over paper towel to absorb fat. Cover and set aside.

Onion Salsa Preparation:

Slice onions very thin. Soak in a bowl with water, changing water several times, rinse well. Drain.

Place onions in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour key lime juice, oil and add hot chili pepper. Mix well.

In a serving platter, place onion salsa on top on a lettuce leaf, place fried fish and white rice next to it.

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