Fish have become more popular since the queen’s typical food from Elizabeth, fish and chips , entered Indonesia. This very soft textured fish suddenly became one of the favorite foods of the Indonesian people because it is almost spiny and certainly can be used as a side dish for rice. Curious about the benefits of fish dori, and how to make fish and chips at home?
The dori fish you eat is not Nemo’s blue friend
During this time you might think that the fish fillet dori which is usually used as a menu of fish and chips in the restaurant is the blue dory above. Familiar, right? But it needs to be straightened out that the dory fish used is actually not the blue dory that appears in the animated film titled Finding Nemo .
This blue fish has a real name blue tang and is a breed of surgeonfish species that live in shallow waters with freshwater waters of Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. In fact, dory fish are ornamental fish that cannot and should not be eaten because they are poisonous . The result can be fatal to humans if the poison is consumed in excess.
Then, what do we usually eat? The “dory” fish that you’ve been eating at contemporary restaurants or cafes is actually catfish imported from Vietnam. Different from in his home country, England. ” John Dory ” fish, which are usually marketed and processed into fish and chips in the United Kingdom, are actually haddock fish, while fish and chips in Australia and New Zealand use fish from relatives of blue tang, namely silver dory .
The opposite of blue tang fish that should not be eaten because of poison, catfish, haddock fish, and silver dory fish is often cultivated as a safe food.
But, Vietnamese catfish has been banned from circulating in Indonesia
The appearance of Vietnamese catfish is different from the locally cultivated catfish. Catfish imported from Vietnam are pure white, while local catfish are slightly pinkish white.
This white color is allegedly obtained from the bleaching process in factories that use excess tripolyphosphate chemicals so that it is dangerous for health. That’s why fillet dori products from Vietnam are no longer allowed to enter Indonesia.
Since the ban on the circulation of Vietnamese pangasius imports was released as of 2017, chances are that the “dory” fish you have been eating is the local catfish type Jambal and Nasutus. But it would be better if you are more careful before buying. Remember, the color of the local dori fish, aka Indonesian pangasius, is not completely white like milk, but there is a little reddish hue.
What are the benefits of ‘dori’ fish?
After correcting the facts, what are the benefits of the ‘dori’ fish which are actually catfish and haddock?
1. High in protein
Fish is a high-protein food source that is good for the body.
A serving of 150 grams of haddock contains 20.6 grams of protein. This number is able to meet approximately 40% of the body’s daily protein needs. The protein content in catfish is also almost equivalent, which ranges from 13-18 grams per portion.
Protein is needed by the body to increase the immune system, repair damaged body cells, and increase muscle mass.
2. Rich in omega-3
Patin and haddock are both fish that contain omega-3 acid, although not as rich as salmon or tuna. Omega 3 fatty acids and their derivatives such as DHA and EPA play an important role in maintaining heart health.
Launching from various sources, routinely eating fish high in omega-3 can reduce levels of bad fats and cholesterol in the blood. According to the American Heart Association, consuming 50 grams of fish high in omega 3 once a week can reduce the risk of heart disease.
Meanwhile, omega-3 fatty acids also play a role in maintaining brain health. The intake of omega 3 per day from healthy foods is reported to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and depression.
3. High in vitamins and minerals
In addition to high protein and omega-3, fish also contain a variety of vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining a healthy body. Call it calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B complex, phosphorus , magnesium , potassium , iron, sodium, folic acid , zinc, copper (copper), selenium , and manganese.
4. Low in calories and fat
Rather than other animal protein sources such as chicken or beef, fish are foods that are low in calories and saturated fat. Every 100 grams of fish filets generally only contain 90 calories. So, fish is a good side choice if you are on a weight loss program.
Per 100 grams of fish fillets on average contain 4 grams of fat, but only 1 gram of fat comes from saturated fat. The rest is unsaturated fat which is good for controlling cholesterol levels and maintaining heart health.
Come on, make your own fish and chips menu at home
- 1. Restaurant-style fish and chips
The main ingredients needed:
- 300 grams of flour
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper
150 grams of ‘dori’ fish fillets (pangasius jambal)
½ squeezed lemon
1 cup of water
250 grams of cooking oil
- Lemon sauce ingredients:
- 1 bottle of mayonnaise
2 cloves of garlic
Adequate celery that has been finely chopped
- 50 grams of broccoli
- 50 grams of small cut potatoes
How to make tartar sauce
- Mix ingredients such as mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic, and celery
Heat 1 teaspoon of oil. Add a little water then mix well until thickened
How to make fish dori
- Mix ingredients like 150 grams of flour, salt, pepper, lemon and 1/2 cup of water.
Add the ‘dori’ fish that has been cleaned and soaked into the base mixture
Then put the ‘dori’ fish that has been coated with a wet mixture into a 150 gram dry flour container. Balur fish with dry flour, back and forth pieces of fish so that the dry flour sticks.
Fry until golden brown, remove and drain.
Boil broccoli and potatoes until done, serve next to fish and tartar sauce
2. Sweet and sour dori fish
- 150 grams of fillet meat with jambal catfish or white snapper
- 1 cup of flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon of pepper
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 250 ml oil
Ingredients of sweet and sour sauce:
- 5 tablespoons of tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
- 3 pieces of garlic are shredded
- 2 red onions are shredded
- ½ roughly chopped onions
- 5 curly red chilies, cut into slices
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of pepper
How to make sweet and sour fillet fish
- Heat a skillet and pour oil.
- Cut fish filet diced.
- Mix half a cup of flour, pepper and salt.
- Break the egg and shake it off.
- Add the fish to the flour mixture, then put it in the egg mixture, put it again in the dry flour mixture.
- Fry the fish into hot oil, wait until the color turns golden yellow.
- Remove the fish and drain.
- Heat the pan again, pour 3 tablespoons of cooking oil.
- Add onion, garlic and onion oseng-oseng until fragrant.
- Add red chili and oyster sauce. Mix well.
- Add tomato sauce, sugar and salt, stirring until it’s almost boiling.
- Add fried fillet fish. Stir until smooth and ready to be served.