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Ikan Bakar Dabu-Dabu: Grilled Fish with Sambal Dabu-Dabu

Ikan Bakar Dabu-Dabu: Grilled Fish with Sambal Dabu-Dabu

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 41 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Fish & Seafood
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Low Fat


Grilled fish is a classic dish, but this recipe puts a spin on it by adding a sauce of sambal dabu-dabu, or Manado chopped tomato and chilli salsa.


  • 500 gr pomfret
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste


  1. Clean and wash the pomfret thoroughly, sprinkle the lemon juice and leave it for around 15 minutes.

    Clean and wash the fish

  2. Sprinkle and rub the salt all over the pomfret.
  3. Grill the fish over medium high heat for around 8-10 minutes each side until charred and cooked.

    Grill the fish

  4. Serve the fish with sambal dabu-dabu.


  • The fish will taste best when grilled over hot charcoal or hot cast iron.

Keywords: Spicy, Healthy, Quick and Easy