Marinated sting ray is best grilled over hot charcoal, just like how it is often done by Malaysians and Singaporeans alike. To the locals, it is known as ikan pari bakar which is the Malay term for ‘grilled/burned stingray’. The spicy marinade filled with herbs makes this dish truly amazing.
How does stingray taste like?
If you haven't tried stingray, it tastes like a combination of fish and lobster. The meat is flaky yet thick and dense.
How to prepare stingray for BBQ?
Stingray needs to be rinsed and cleaned before being marinated. The marinade consist of lemongrass, shallots, garlic, galangal, chillies, turmeric powder, shrimp paste and tamarind. Marinate stingray for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
How long should stingray be cooked?
Depends on the thickness of the stingray. It usually takes about 4-5 minutes to cook each side. Stingray is cooked when the meat comes off easily.
Substitute for stingray
If you are unable to find stingray, try substituting it with skate which belongs to the same family and is quite similar. Otherwise, you can just opt for any type of white fish.
Ikan bakar dipping sauce recipe
To accompany the grilled fish, prepare the a simple soy lime dip. Do serve the grilled fish with slices of calamansi or lime too. Otherwise, enjoy it with some sambal belacan.
Every mouthful is a delight. I introduced this dish to my friends who are non-Malaysians and they loved it absolutely. I bet you would as well once you give it a try.