This is hubby's favourite fried fish. I don't know what it's called in English. Is it called slimy mackerel? It's called " suk yuee " in Cantonese, so hubby told me it's called " familiar fish ".
" suk = familiar " , " yuee = fish "
Can really give me heart attacks sometimes........
The reason I post this is because the fish monger in the wet market taught me a way to clean this fish. I told her I don't like the bitter taste of the internal organs, so she removed the head and tail for me.
Then she told me to wash the fish lightly in a big bowl filled with water like above and not in running water which I usually do, in order not to flake out the meat. This is something really new to me and I like this method. :)
Then fry the fish as usual till cooked and crispy.
As for the dipping sauce ( which she taught me also ), just mix together 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1 tsp minced onion, 1 finely chopped chili padi and 2 tbsp rice vinegar or lime juice.