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.