Super Easy Columbian Whole Fried Fish

February 15, 2016

During Lent, fish fries pop up in church parking lots, local schools and favorite restaurants.  These community events turn out some pretty spectacular versions of fish and chips.  While I have a special place in my heart for this traditional English dish, I do tire of eating it every Friday night.  In an effort to continue with the fried fish tradition, I have been exploring other international recipes.  I stumbled upon this video recipe for Columbian fried fish and immediately fell in love.  First, the ingredient list is short and sweet.  Moreover, the few choice flavorings pack a delicious punch (i.e. garlic and lime juice).  Instead of French fries or coleslaw, this version of whole fried fish is served with plantain chips and coconut rice.    I highly recommend this simple yet delicious fish recipe.

Columbian Fried Fish
Recipe from Sweet y Salado


4 whole small tilapias or mojarras, cleaned and scaled (you can also use red snapper)
2 medium sized limes
4 garlic cloves, minced
Salt to taste
1 cup all purpose flour
Oil for frying (vegetable, canola, corn)

For full recipe instructions, watch the video below.

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