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Recipe for Samak Imtabal Maqli (Lemon-Stuffed Fried Fish with Green Chile Rub)
Ingredients

2 whole red snapper (cleaned and scaled)

? cup finely chopped dill

¼ cup olive oil

1 tbsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. ground coriander

1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper add more to taste

8 cloves garlic (minced)

2 serrano chiles (minced)

Zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus 2 lemons, thinly sliced, and wedges for serving

Kosher salt, to taste

Toothpicks, for sealing

1 cup flour

Canola oil

Flatbread, for serving

Preparation Method

Place fish on a baking sheet. In a bowl, mix dill, oil, cumin, coriander, 1 tsp. pepper, plus garlic, chiles, lemon zest, juice, and salt to taste. rub over inside and outside of fish. Place lemon slices inside fish.Use the toothpicks to seal the fish. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 30 minutes. Spread flour on a plate. Heat ½" canola oil in a skillet about 12" in diameter until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°. Working with one fish at a time, dredge in flour,flip gradually, until crisp and cooked. Transfer to paper towels and season with salt and pepper; serve with lemon wedges and flatbread if desired.

Samak Imtabal Maqli (Lemon-Stuffed Fried Fish with Green Chile Rub)
Prepration Time: 0 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 hrs 40 mins
Serves: 1 Persons
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