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Fish Aborrajado – Traditional Colombian Recipe

23 mayo, 2021

The aborrajado ones are typical of Colombia and are usually prepared with banana and cheese, mainly, although there are also other versions like the one shown below. Thus, in RecetasGratis we teach you how to make aborrajado fish from the Colombian Pacific, a traditional dish easy and fast.

This dish can be prepared with any white fish, but it is typical to do it with mojarra, cod or trout. To make the fish aborrajado, a dough is prepared with flour, egg and milk and seasoned with pepper and a little cumin. Some people add a little coloring to the dough to give it more color, but this is totally optional. Likewise, this basic recipe may vary according to the area and the customs of each house. In any case, it is a great dish and ideal for children, since the fish is very juicy and soft. Keep reading and discover with us how to make Colombian fish aborrajado.

4 diners
15 m
Main dish
Low difficulty

Ingredients to make Fish Aborrajado:

How to make Fish Aborrajado:


Prepare the dough putting the egg, flour, milk, salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Beat and mix well. There should be a soft dough not too thick. You can add a little coloring to the dough to give the batter color.

Fish Aborrajado Recipe - Step 1


Prepare the fish cleaning it and removing the thorns, preferably. If you use cod, choose to buy it already desalted. If you buy it dry, you will have to soak it for 48 hours, changing the water every 8 hours. Before using it, we recommend you try cooking a small piece to see how salty it is. If necessary, leave it in a little more water. Dry the fish with a little kitchen paper, season with salt, pepper and cumin.

Fish Aborrajado Recipe - Step 2


Put a pan with plenty of sunflower oil to heat. Do not put the fire very strong because sunflower oil burns at high temperatures and would spoil the fish bristle. Put the pieces of fish in the dough, bathe them well in it and drain the excess.

Fish Aborrajado Recipe - Step 3


When the oil is hot, but without smoking, fry the bored fish in batches of two so as not to cool the oil. You should cook them for about 5-7 minutes, making sure they do not burn.

Fish Aborrajado Recipe - Step 4


Brown them on both sides so that they are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Once they are done, remove them and leave them on a plate with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

Fish Aborrajado Recipe - Step 5


Serve these delicious fish aborrajado in a bowl accompanied by some lemons cut in half. You can also put a little more pepper and ground cumin on top for an extra touch of flavor.

Fish Aborrajado Recipe - Step 6

If you liked the recipe for Fish Aboriented, we suggest you enter our category of Cod Recipes. You can also visit a selection of the best Colombian recipes.

With what to accompany the fish aborrajado

You have already seen that the fish aborrajado recipe is very simple and delicious, but what can it be accompanied with? The truth is that you can accompany this delicious battered fish with any salad that you like, with White rice, avocado and tomato slices, for example. And if you want to know more typical Colombian recipes to complete your menu, don’t miss these options: