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Frontier Style Fried Fish

This is a simple recipe meant to highlight the natural flavors of freshwater trout but can be adapted for any type of white fish. It only uses a few ingredients and can be enjoyed with a pot of desi brewed chai on the side.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani Cuisine
Servings 4


  • 1 ½ pound fish fillet, preferably freshwater trout cleaned and sliced in 4 pieces lengthwise
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¾ cup oil or as needed canola, vegetable or sunflower


  • Pat your fish fillet dry with a paper towel. Generously season it with salt and red chili powder and set aside to marinade for 15 minutes.
  • In a deep saucepan or wok, heat oil. When hot, carefully place the fish fillet in the wok with a slotted spoon and fry each side for about two minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels or newspaper.
  • Serve with naan and lime or lemon wedges.