Last summer when I was back in Malaysia for holiday,I saw many stalls in any food court or vendor stall selling baked seafood or fish in sambal everywhere.I guess this type of baked fish and seafood is a trend over there right now.For me,I can eat this type of food everyday until I get sick!! hehehe!! Since I can't get this type of food easily here,I might as well make it myself. Actually the hardest or difficult part of this baked fish is to prepared the sambal but you can always make the sambal in advance and store it for future usage.I don't mind making the sambal even thought it's have lots of work involved.As long as I can have my Baked Tilapia with sambal,I'm a happy camper!!
1 fresh tilapia,about 2 lb, clean inside out wt head attached,cut 1/2
3-4 tbsp sambal tumis or extra if desire
1 tsp seasalt
1 tbsp sugar
2 medium red onion,peeled and sliced
2 stalks cilantro,washed and cut
1:Preheat oven to 400F.Clean tilapia inside out with head attached.Combine sambal tumis,sugar and salt in a small bowl,mix well.
2:Coat sambal all over the fish,before place coated fish on a 12x12 in aluminum foil.Wrap the fish over the foil like envelope.Place the wrapped fish on a baking sheet.
3:Bake the fish for 30-35 minutes or until cooked.Sprinkle cut cilantro on the baked fish before serve warm .
going into oven