Grouper with Lychees

Grouper with Lychees
Grouper with Lychees
Grouper with Lychees


Serves four




Shopping list

What to buy

  • 600 gm Grouper fillets
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 30 gm rice flour
  • 400 gm lychees, peeled & seeded
  • 2 tsp grated galangal
  • Stems & roots of ½ bunch of coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp shrimp paste
  • 50 gm palm sugar
  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 30 ml fish sauce
  • 20 ml water
  • 50 gm roasted macadamias
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 golden shallot, finely sliced
  • 2 finger limes, pulped

Cooking Method

How to cook it

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer the palm sugar, galangal, coriander stems, shrimp
    paste, lime juice, fish sauce and water until the sugar has dissolved. Cool to room
  2. Cut the grouper fillets into 2-3 cm squares, dust with the rice flour and shallow,
    deep fry in a hot pan in vegetable oil until crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  3. Spoon the palm sugar syrup onto four serving plates and arrange the fish,
    lychees, macadamias, coriander leaves and chilli on top.
  4. Dot with small amounts of finger lime pulp

Serve immediately