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Happy Call Recipe: Trio Chilli Selar

I've mentioned in my last post on My New Toy, The Happy Call Pan, the latest rave and trendiest kitchen gadget now.
cooking fish with happy call pan
Since the TV ad on HCP demonstrated how easy it was to fry fish, I just have to try it for myself. I wanted Kambong fish since it goes really well with Sambal. The Malays in Singapore love eating Kambong. Unfortunately, hubby couldn’t find any of that and bought Selar home instead. Well, I just had to make do with whatever I’d on hand.

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Since I’m not a fan of fish and my first time handling the Selar fish, I didn’t know which type of chilli paste is best. Hence, I used Tom Yam, Sambal and Hay Be Hiam (Spicy Shrimp) to pair with the fish and name it ‘Trio Chilli Selar’!

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Using the HCP, frying fish has never been easier. There’s no need to turn the fish over at all. All I need to do was to flip the pan instead. That’s the wonder of this Happy Call Pan! The Selar recipe is perfect for novice cooks. You'll get to eat nice fish in just 3 steps!

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I was elated with my new toy, and these three dishes were what I’d prepared.

Ingredients:
3 Selar/Kambong
1 tbsp of Tom Yam, Sambal and Hay Be Hiam paste each
Pinch of salt and pepper
Extra-virgin Olive Oil for greasing pan (optional)

Method:
  1. Marinate the fishes with the seasoning. Grease pan lightly and heat pan. Put in the fishes and close the lid.
  2. cooking fish with happy call pan
  3. When steam comes out of pan, flip it over. Open lid to check to ensure fishes are in place and browning. Close lid and flip it back after about 4-5mins. Fish is completely cooked if your fork goes thru the meat easily.
  4. cooking tasty selar with happy call pan
  5. Remove and top with the 3 types of chilli and you’ll get a tender fish dish with crispy skin!
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While hubby and I thought the Sambal would be the best match for the fishes but Tom Yam turned out to be the best. So take your pick and choose your favourite toppings!

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The Colourful Stewed Pork Leg and Fluffy Minced Pork Omelette recipes will be making their appearances soon, so be sure to come back for more!

57 comments:

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    1. Small Kuching, is it cheaper in M'sia?

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  2. haha my dad like Kambong Fish! sure like this dish 1, me no likey, because of fish bone :P

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    1. Edmund, I'm allergic to fish bones too! So hubby & son finished them all; I won't fight with them. Hahaha!

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  3. ohh! Ikan selar!! My mom loves it! I dislike eating fish.. haha! So everytime when she cooks, i'll just 'korek' the sambal and eat.. hehehe! ;D

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    1. Eunice, how interesting! I feel so much better now that I know there're so many others like myself who hate eating fish. So I'm not the only weird one around. Hahaha!

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  4. What an awesome toy you have! That sure looks so easy. I hardly fry fish. The house will be greasy and the smell will stay inside :( If I need to fry, I need to go out into the backyard...haha. I think I'll wait till summer comes and I will bbq it :D By the way, now I know you don't like fish...haha. Hope this pan will help you to start liking fish :D

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    1. Mary, there's no more stinky smell & smoke or oily kitchen with this gadget now. Hubby is elated! Actually, I don't like fish with bones. So troublesome. Hahaha!

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  5. It is cool to get new gadgets for the kitchen. This one does look like something you will always be reaching for. Looks to be non stick which is always a plus. I envy you for the fresh fish, I am too far inland to be finding any without spending $$ and going to a specialty grocers. Have a great day!

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    1. Tina, totally agree that non-stick is best especially for frying fish. Oh dear, that doesn't sound very convenient, dear. Hope it gets better some day...

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  6. wow that's alot chilli there, bet you love spicy foodstuff alot with your husband :) Enjoy!

    Latest: Anything IS Food!

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    1. Fish, it's not enough..... trust me! I'd to scoop out more for hubby. Hahaha!

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  7. Shirley, for not liking fish so much, you sure do know how to prepare them. That crispy skin looks wonderful! The hubby & I are going fishing tomorrow -- wish me luck! :)

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    1. Kimby, both men under my care are fish lovers. I've no choice but learn to prepare fish for them. Fishing trip?? How fun! This hobby entails patience which many are lacking. Have fun!

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  8. My fav is this fish and the way you have made it. Just enough to eat with rice. I am getting very curious over this pan bc I hate turning the fish. You have to be very careful at times the fish can break. Let me look for it over here.

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    1. Nava, I heard some M'sians own the HCP too. Go chk it out & have fun!

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  9. There was a time I would have drooled on the pictures, but 9 yrs since I turned veggie, The pan surely looks like a grab not only for frying fish but many things also.
    Love Ash.

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    1. Ash, I should've noticed with all the dishes u've cooked. This pan can bake too! It's on my list. Heehee!

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    1. Loveforfood, thks dear! Hubby loves the different flavours.

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  11. Love this! Love sambal on anything but most of all on fried fish. It looks so good. Great pan that is.

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    1. Adora, great to have u here again! Long time no "hear" :) Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. I love Kambong fish too. But this, Ikan Selar looks not bad too. What it let it inside there longer? perhaps 6 to 7 minutes, will it be nicer? Just wonder.

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    1. LuPorTi, depending on preference but fish will become tough if cook for too long.

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    2. I see. Hehe. I learned another thing here.

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  13. Now, I'm really jealous! I want that pan now!

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    1. Tina, heard it's avail in the US too! Go chk it out :)

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  14. Hey my mum bought one HappyCall after watching the advertisement shown on Channel U. It really make the fish taste even nicer and keep the sweetness!! Nice one^^

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    1. Evelyn, that's so nice! No more worrying about oil splashing on us with HCP. Really good to hear from u. Have a lovely weekend!

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  15. So many dishes can be made in this pan...your fish sounds so yummy! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Lizzy, heard it's avail in the US too. This pan needs no oil & cooks real fast. U should chk it out too! Enjoy your weekend, dear!

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  16. Hi, Shirley -- back again! (And no, I didn't catch any fish... but I had FUN!) :) Just wanted you to know that you've won "The Sunshine Award." (see: http://alittlelunch.com/2012/03/24/march-gladness/ ) Congrats!

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    1. Kimby, not a single fish? Better luck next time :) Hey, thks for thinking of me again! Sunshine Award? That's so cool!

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  17. Hi Shirley, I want to try this recipe very soon, wish my hubby ate fish! I wanted to let you now that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, hope you don't mind ;-) You can read more about it on my blog and I'm looking forward to your response =)) Enjoy the rest of your weekend !!!

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    1. Mine's the opposite.... Hubby wishes that I eat fish. Lol! Hey sweetie, thks so much for the honour! Will come by as soon as I can.

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  18. i never tried the selar..it looks yummy & the recipe is simple..im gonna try it! ^^
    i love omelet but not with the pork :p hehehe..

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    1. First Time cooking it too. The guys finished everything, so it must be good. Well, u can always add it your fave ingredients. Egg dish is very flexible :)

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  19. Sometimes nice to have in the kitchen. The fish looks perfectly cooked and delicious.

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    1. Oh yes, Veron! The dish was emptied in no time. Lol!

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  20. Oh yummy! I can eat this simple dish with lots and lots of rice. And if its serves with a sunny side up...Awesome maximus.

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    1. missyblurkit, knew u're gonna like this! Yipee! Hahaha!

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  21. Oooo Shirley I am dying to try your egg foo yong!

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    1. Bess, it's pork that I'd added this time. Egg Foo Yong sounds great too :)

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  22. Hi Shirley, sorry for being missing for quite a while. My girl just got her O-level result, so there's too much stuffs keeping me busy at these moment. Btw, I've been eyeing on this pan for sometime but not going to buy it NOT till the BIG sales. haha.... Oh yeah, WOMEN!
    Hope you're having a great week ahead, dear.
    Kristy

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    1. Kristy, so your gal & my son is the same age. How cool! So is she going to JC or Poly? My son has been admitted to his dream course in Aviation Mgmt at Temasek. I'm really excited for him. U take care, dear!

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  23. That is quite a cool toy :) The fish looks beautifully prepared and it seems that it is a perfect pan for "one pot meals". Great review!

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    1. Alisha, I'm having fun with my new toy. It's much easier to cook this type of food with this pan since no oil is needed + no more dirty kitchen :) Hahaha! Really great to have u back, dear! I've missed seeing your comments. Hahaha!

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  24. That's a great pan to have in the kitchen. I love fried fish but don't like to do the frying especially in the winter when the windows cannot be opened.

    Your fish sounds really tasty with all the spicy toppings.

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  25. Biren, it's crazy seeing so many people snapping up this pan here in S'pore. No more oil splashing in the kitchen with this toy. Hahaha! I'm having a cleaner kitchen now.

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  26. Wow! These look delicious and love the spicy touch you gave to them.

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    1. easyfoodsmith, I'm glad u like the flavours too :)

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  27. hi,

    I tried to fry using HCP, but do you notice the stamach area is still raw ? In the end we threw that portion away...

    That's why I hardly buy whole fish.

    What do you think ?

    Cheers
    Ling

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    1. Ling, I've no problem with that. Did u wait for steam to emit before turning pan over & cook again? I think you didn't leave it long enough. Here's a tip: Try making 3 slits on the body before cooking. This method always works. Hope it helps :)

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    2. Hi Shirley,

      Just realised you have the same surname as me.. hee..
      Oic.. ok I'll try it.

      Thanks !

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    3. That's nice! Do key in your name the next time u comment so I know who I'm talking to :) Hope to see more of your comments here & do chk out my latest recipe for this Mother's Day! Have fun!

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  28. Hi Shirley,

    Where did you buy this?

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    1. Got it from Gmarket. There're quite a few sellers there. Make sure u read the reviews before buying. Happy cooking!

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