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Fried Silver Pomfret Fish Recipe (With Sambal Sauce)

Jul 23,2022 | VitaminSeafood

Do you know that silver pomfret is a popular fish in Singapore? This versatile fish is often used in local cuisine and can be prepared in a number of ways. In this post, we will share with you a recipe for Sambal Fried Silver Pomfret (credits to @domesticassie for coming up with the recipe). This dish is easy to make, and it's sure to please your taste buds!


Before we begin, here's a short introduction of Silver Pomfret Fish (银鲳鱼).


What is Silver Pomfret?

Photo: Silver Pomfret from VitaminSeafood


Silver Pomfret Fish is a popular fish in Singapore that is often used in Chinese cooking. The silver pomfret is a species of carangidae family and is commonly found in the coastal waters of the Indo-West Pacific region.


In Singapore, silver pomfrets are usually steamed, pan-fried or deep-fried and served with ginger and spring onions. The silver pomfret is a delicate fish with a mild sweet taste and complemented by its fine texture. It is often confused with golden pomfret, which has different fins and a darker gold hue to its body.


Why consume Silver Pomfret?

Silver pomfret is a type of fish that contains many nutrients which are beneficial to human health. It's high in protein and is also a good source of vitamin A, B12, and D. It is low in mercury and is a good choice for people who are looking for a healthy seafood option. We will be coming up with a separate blog post with a more detailed description of the benefits of silver pomfret fish.


How to Prepare & Cook Silver Pomfret Fish:

Sambal Silver Pomfret Recipe

Photo Credits: @domesticassie



  • fresh silver pomfret (450-550g or 650-750g per fish) from @vitaminseafoodsg
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sambal Sauce (includes sambal belachan, lime juice, fish sauce and minced garlic)


Ingredients & Steps for making the Sambal Sauce

  • Sambal belachan (you can use your favourite brand or make your own)
  • 1 big lime juice
  • 1-2 tbsp of fish sauce (to taste)
  • 2-3 cloves of minced garlic


Mix the sambal sauce well and set aside. Once the fish is fried, serve the sambal sauce on top.


Steps to cook the Silver Pomfret

  1. Make sure the fish is patted completely dry (otherwise, it will splatter in the oil).
  2. Score the fish.
  3. Season the fish with Salt & Pepper
  4. Dredge in the mixture of rice and corn flour.
  5. Heat up the oil and fry for 3-5 mins on both sides till golden brown.


"Once the fish is fried, serve the sambal sauce on top. and serve with more lime and garnish of choice - I used spring onions and chilli padi for more kick!" - @domesticassie

Photo Credits: @domesticassie


Check out @domesticassie's Instagram post:

"🐟 The trick to cooking a good seafood meal? Fresh produce - and @vitaminseafoodsg has definitely got that tick off their list.     @domesticassie recommended - for good quality seafood and excellent service. I’ve had so many seafood deliveries over the past two years and I have to say @vitaminseafoodsg delivers on its freshness and quality."


If you're looking for a delicious fish to add to your next meal, give our silver pomfret a try! You won't be disappointed. Looking for the easiest way to cook our silver pomfret fish? Steam it!


One popular way to steam pomfret fish is with ginger and scallion. The ginger and scallion add a flavorful kick to our fresh silver pomfret, and the silver pomfret itself is full of healthy omega-three fatty acids. Plus, this dish is pretty easy to make. All you need is some ginger and scallion, then steam it until it's cooked through. Yum! Who knew that silver pomfrets could be so delicious?


Pre-order our fresh silver pomfrets through our website or via WhatsApp today!