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Balinese style Seafood Barbecue #recipeoftheweek

Om suastiastu! Today we introduce a Balinese special to all you explorers.

The Bali Jimbaran Style Ikan Bakar.

This recipe is great for gathering and spice lovers! The crisp and tenderness of the pomfret meat will leave you wanting for more! Get your pomfret here from us and try out this authentic recipe!

Recipe from asianinspirations

Main Ingredients


  • 3 candlenuts

  • 4 shallots

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil

Basting sauce

  • ¼ cup ABC Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce)

  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine (melted)

  • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil

To Prep

  1. Clean and pat dry the fish with paper towels. Use a sharp knife and make a few deep scores on both sides of the fish.

  2. Spread the lime juice all over the fish to get rid of the fishy smell.

  3. Using a mortar & pestle or grinder, pound all the marinade spices together and mix in the oil.

  4. Spread the marinade all over the fish (both sides) making sure to go in between the scored marks.

  5. Cover and let them hang out in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

To Cook

  1. Heat up your griddle or grill pan. Add some oil to make sure to prevent the fish from sticking.

  2. Gently put in the fish and grill until cooked. Different fish vary in different sizes so cooking time might differ.

  3. When the fish is about done, brush the sweet sauce all over the fish and continue to cook for another few minutes.

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