- white fish (sea bass, red snapper, or tilapia)
- 1-2 lemons
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp whole white pepper
- 2 tsp whole black pepper
- 1-2 African Nutmeg (ehuru)
- 7-10 garlic cloves
- 2 tsp anise seeds
- ½ inch ginger
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp chicken bouillon powder or cubes
- 40g basil
- 40g parsley
- 1 small onion, setting aside a few rings for garnish
- ½ bell pepper
- 1 pack Sympli Unripe Plantain Chips
How to Prepare Grilled Fish with Plantain Chips using Symplinatural Recipes
Grilled Fish with Plantain Chips;
Make three–four deep diagonal cuts in each side of the fish. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice. Set aside.
Grind all the dry spices – anise seeds, African nutmeg, white pepper and black pepper. Set aside in a bowl.
Chop the parsley, onion, basil, garlic, ginger and bouillon cubes, and blend using a food processor. Add oil as needed until the ingredients are finely pureed.
Mix the blended mixture with the dry spices, and add paprika.
Pour this mixed marinade over the fish, and gently rub it in until coated inside and out. Allow the fish to marinate in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
When you are ready to grill, preheat to high heat, wipe down the grill basket with an oiled towel, and lay the fish down. Set aside reserve marinate for basting.
Let the fish grill for about 1-2 minutes on each side, and then reduce the heat to medium-high. Baste the fish, and if using a gas grill, now cover the grill; if using a barbecue grill, leave the fish on the open grill or hot charcoal.
Let the fish cook for a total of 4-5 minutes on each side. Depending on the thickness of your fish you may need to add 1-2 minutes for the fish to cook completely – when cooked, the fish will be white and the juices will run clear.
While the fish is cooking, prepare your Sympli Unripe Plantain Chips. Deep fry the contents of one pack directly from frozen. Fry for 6-8 minutes, until crispy. Salt evenly and set aside.
Garnish fish with bell pepper and onion rings, and serve with shito sauce and Sympli plantain chips.
CAUTION: The oil may bubble and pop out of the fryer. Place only one piece at a time into the hot oil. Fry only moderate amounts of frozen food at a time, making sure to remove freezer burn or any excess ice before cooking. If frozen pieces get stuck together, they should be allowed to defrost slightly and then broken up before inserting into hot oil. DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED WHEN FRYING.