I find people who don’t like fish as being very fishy…in other words, my cat does not like them.
Take a whole garlic. Remove all the pods. Pulse them in a mixie and you have this wet paste that smells awesome. But you can’t really fry anything in it.
So we start a balancing act. Add some spices like chilly powder and turmeric. Season with salt. Add rice flour. Let the rice flour soak in the moisture to form a paste. Add oil to this. Mix into a paste that will adhere to the fish.
Coat the fish and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
Heat oil in a pan. Pan fry the fish. If the fish sticks to the pan, be gentle with it. When cooked the fish will usually release the pan on its own.
This method of frying the fish will not result in a lot of splatter. You kitchen will not be a mess and your hands are also safe.