Delicious Homemade Grilled Catfish Recipes


This grilled catfish recipes is method making catfish dish by burning and using rujak seasoning dressing. Because it uses rujak seasoning, of course the taste of this grilled fish is spicy and also sweet.

This recipe for Grilled Fish with Rujak Seasoning is suitable for those of you who are bored with fried catfish or are tired of using carp as the main ingredient for grilled fish . It is very easy to make and the results are very satisfying.

The characteristics of catfish that are still healthy


Catfish is the key ingredient in this Rujak Seasoned Grilled Fish recipe. Because of faulty cultivation practices, some catfish contain chemicals that are detrimental to the body. The following are some of the traits that suggest that catfish is still nutritious and safe to eat:

1. Hard Textured Fish Meat

The texture of catfish meat is strongly influenced by the sort of diet they ingest. If the catfish meat has a hard texture, it signifies that the feed has a solid shape. Meanwhile, if the meat of the catfish is mushy, the catfish is most likely eating offal.

2. Physical Fish No Damage  

If the nets or fish cages are in good condition, of course the condition of the catfish will also look good. Unlike the case with poor cage conditions, the physical fish must be damaged. If the catfish is physically damaged, it can cause the fish body to be easily contaminated with bacteria. So, it is quite dangerous if you consume it.       

3. Agile Fish Movement

When shopping for catfish in the market, you should choose fish that are still alive, not dead ones. Then watch the fish move. Catfish that move actively, their physical condition can be ascertained to be healthier than fish that move passively.  

4. Fish Container Looks Clean

When choosing fish in the market, don’t forget to pay attention to the cleanliness of the container in which you put the fish. Because a clean container will minimize the occurrence of bacterial contamination on the body of catfish.       

Tips for removing mucus in catfish

You should first remove the mucous from the catfish’s body before attempting the Rujak Spiced Grilled Fish recipe. So that the catfish does not have a fishy odor and has a more delectable flavor. Check out these suggestions for removing the mucus from the following catfish:

1. Use Salt and Vinegar

After cleaning and weeding the catfish, fill a bowl halfway with water, salt, and vinegar. Stir in the salt and vinegar until they are completely dissolved in the water. Place the catfish in a bowl and let aside for 10 minutes. Then, using clean running water, rinse the catfish.

2. Use Tamarind, Salt, and Turmeric Powder  

Another option for removing catfish slime is to treat the weeded catfish with tamarind, salt, and turmeric powder. To begin, combine 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 2 tamarind segments, and 2-3 tablespoons water in a mixing bowl. Then, while kneading the catfish, coat it with a mixture of the four ingredients. Allow for a 10-minute rest period before thoroughly rinsing the catfish.

3. Abu Rub

Coat the catfish with ordinary rubbing ash used to clean kitchen dishes before weeding. Then, using rubbing ash, rub the catfish’s body until the mucus is lifted. Brush the catfish and clean it with flowing water once all of the mucous has been removed.

4. Salt and Lime

After you’ve weeded your catfish, use a combination of salt and lime juice to remove any mucous. The secret is to immerse the catfish for 10 minutes in water with salt and lime juice. After that, thoroughly rinse the catfish with cold water.

5. Warm Water

Fill a container halfway with warm water, then add the catfish and soak for 10-15 minutes. If all of the catfish slime has been consumed. Using running water, thoroughly rinse the catfish. Catfish is also ready to be grilled for a fantastic meal.

Recipe for Grilled Fish with Rujak Seasoning


Delicious Homemade Catfish Rujak Seasoned Grilled Fish Recipe

Recipe by Hani
Resep Ikan Bakar Bumbu Rujak Lele yang Enak ala Rumahan
Prep Time :50 minutes
Cook Time :30 minutes
Total Time :1 hour 20 minutes
Course :Indonesian Culinary
Cuisine :Indonesia


  • 15 cloves garlic
  • 5 pecans
  • 10 g tamarind
  • 1 segment of turmeric
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 3 pieces red chili
  • 11 pieces cayenne pepper
  • 2.5 tbsp salt
  • 1 kg catfish
  • 6 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 100 ml cooking oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, puree


  • Turn off and clean the live catfish slime with a pinch of salt. Then cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Puree cayenne pepper, red chili, brown sugar, garlic, tamarind, turmeric, and ginger using a pestle.
  • Add salt to the ground spices, then grind again.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan, then sauté the ground spices on medium heat.
  • Prepare a stick, then skewer the catfish that has been weeded and cleaned using a stick. Do this until the catfish is pierced by a stick.
  • Mix butter, mashed garlic, and sweet soy sauce as a spread. Just add a little cooking oil.
  • Heat the grill, then grill the catfish on the grill.
  • Spread the seasoning evenly on the catfish.
  • Flip the catfish when one part looks half cooked. Spread the sauteed rujak seasoning on the catfish until evenly distributed.
  • Bake the catfish until cooked, don’t forget to turn it over. If the catfish is cooked, remove and serve.


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