Cream Dory in Chili and Garlic Sauce Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 2 pounds cream dory (or any firm, white-fleshed fish) fillets, cut into serving size pieces
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 to 4 cups cooking oil for seep frying
  •  For Chili and Garlic Sauce:
  • 1 whole bulb garlic, crushed, peeled and chopped
  • 3 finger chilies, Thinly sliced (I removed the seeds but you can don’t do it - if you want a spicier sauce.)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons patis (fish sauce)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar
How to cook Cream Dory in Chili and Garlic Sauce:
  • Score the flesh on one side by making slashes about a quarter of an inch deep. Score in two directions so that you have diamond patterns on the fish flesh. It isn’t just to make them look pretty - scoring them this way helps make them really crisp on the surface but still able to catch a lot of the sauce.
  • Lightly sprinkle the fish with salt. (Don’t overdo it because the sauce contains fish sauce which is also salty.)
  • In deep fryer or in a high-side saucepan on medium-high heat bring the oil up to a temperature of 350°F to 375°F (180°C to 190°C). Check your temperature with a candy thermometer or until a small cube of white bread dropped into the oil turns golden brown in 15 seconds.
  • Deep fry the fish in batches until lightly browned and crisp.
  • When the fish are nicely browned and crisp, drain them on paper towels then arrange on a serving platter.
  • Pour off the oil until only about 2 tablespoons remain. Over medium heat, fry the garlic and chills just until fragrant, about a minute.
  • Pour in the fish sauce and add the sugar, stirring constantly.
  • As soon as the sauce thickens and the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat.
  • Pour the sauce over the fish and serve at once.
Cream Dory in Chili and Garlic Sauce recipe


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins

The Cream Dory in Chili and Garlic Sauce recipe easy to cook and so good!

This recipe for Cream Dory in Chili and Garlic Sauce serves/makes: 4 servings

The Cream Dory in Chili and Garlic Sauce recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Various Fish (more Various Fish recipes)
Preparation Method: Deep Fried (more Deep Fried recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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