Manado Rica Grilled Fish Recipe


The Manado Rica Grilled Fish Recipe combines grilled fish with Manado’s distinctive rica rica spice. This dish has a spicy flavor due to the use of cayenne pepper and red chili in the rica seasoning.

Rica seasoning contains shallots, ginger, sugar, chiles, garlic, and salt. Typically, rica seasoning is made using a combination of cooking oil, lemongrass, lime leaves, and lime juice. As a consequence, the flavor is revitalized.

Blue Kite

Blue kite fish, also known as Malanggis fish, is the key ingredient in this Manado Rica Grilled Fish dish. This fish is a species of saltwater fish that resembles a mackerel in form. The fish body is tiny to medium in size, with an elongated thin form like a cigar.

This fish has a maximum body length of around 32 cm overall, however, it is generally only about 26 cm. The fish’s eyes are protected by transparent fat lids that may stretch properly to cover all portions of the eye. Except for the vertical slit, which has a central point in the pupil of the eye.

The scales cover the entire body up to the top of the skull. The back of the fish will be bluish green under live conditions. The bottom body is silver in hue. On the top, beneath the gill cover, there is a black patch. A kilogram of fresh blue kite fish costs around Rp. 40,000.

Types of Grills

Of course, you’ll need a utensil to burn or grill the fish while making the Manado Rica Grilled Fish dish. Here are several types of grills to be aware of:

1. Charcoal Grill

This form of grill is relatively traditional, yet it is extremely common on the market. The chacoal grill, which employs charcoal as fuel, is another name for it. Charcoal is a fuel manufactured from coconut shells or wood fragments.

You can buy charcoal if you want to burn fish, so you don’t have to be concerned. When you use this grill, the scent of cooked fish will be quite distinctive. Because the scent is caused by charcoal smoke.

2. Electric Grill  

This grill’s form is quite basic, making it easy to transport anyplace, and its weight is very modest. To turn it on, all you need is electricity. The scent created by cooking with this instrument is less intense because it does not utilize charcoal.

3. Rotisserie Oven

Generally, this grill is used for roasting entire duck or chicken. You can, however, use it in the Manado Rica Grilled Fish dish. The rod in this oven will be used to penetrate the middle of the duck or bird.

The stick will be linked to the oven machine. Because the sticks spin throughout the roasting procedure, the chicken or duck will cook evenly. It’s really useful and saves energy.

4. Gas Grill

The form of this sort of grill is similar to that of a portable gas burner that runs on gas fuel and is portable. This stove is similar to a rectangle form with pipe blades on top.

When exposed to fat from culinary ingredients, this instrument will catch fire. You can change the temperature to suit your requirements and evenly distribute the heat. You are not need to manually fan. Gas grills are commonly used to cook meatball satay or sausage satay.

5. Grill Pan

This grill is fashioned like a frying pan and is made of nonstick or marble-coated steel. Because it has a nonstick coating, it is incredibly easy to clean. This gadget is ideal for those of you who are allergic to smoking, and it is quite portable; you can carry it with you everywhere you go.

Its operation is similar to that of a standard frying pan. Simply place it on the stove, whether it’s a gas stove, an electric stove, or a kerosene burner. The main distinction between a grill pan and a standard griddle is the type of grill pan foundation. Begin with flat, striped, or a combination of the two. This grill also includes a little depression on the pan’s edge to accommodate fat from roasting items.

Manado Rica Grilled Fish Recipe


Special Manado Rica Grilled Fish Recipe

Recipe by Hani
Special Manado Rica Grilled Fish Recipe
Prep Time :30 minutes
Cook Time :30 minutes
Total Time :1 hour
Course :Traditional
Cuisine :Indonesia, Manado


  • 4 malalgis fish or blue kite fish, coat with orange juice and salt, let stand 15 minutes
  • 200 g red onion
  • 2 cm ginger
  • 2 limes
  • 150 g cayenne pepper
  • 200 ml cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp salt


  • Puree the onion, ginger, and chili in a food processor. Combine the cooking oil, lime juice, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir everything together thoroughly.
  • Coat the fish in the rica seasoning until equally spread, then sprinkle some of the spices over the body of the fish.
  • Grill the fish on a charcoal grill, coating it with the remaining spices and turning it over halfway through.
  • Lift and serve the fish when it is done.


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