Saturday 30 November 2013

Fried Fish with Sour Pepper & Coriander Sauce

We had rice with seafood tom yum & fried fish with sour pepper & coriander sauce for lunch last weekend. It was a simple yet very satisfying meal. My husband couldn't stop eating the fish especially because the fish was crispy, the way he likes his fish fried.

Fried Fish with Sour Pepper & Coriander Sauce
Source: Family Circle Thai Cooking.

1 kg whole snapper or red emperor (or any firm, sweet fish), scaled & cleaned
1 cup oil, for frying
4 spring onions, chopped
5 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
2-4 tsps fresh green peppercorns, crushed - I didn't use.
2-4 tsps chopped red chillies
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp tamarind puree
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 cup fresh coriander leaves
Thai chilli sauce, for serving - I used the commercial sauce.

  1. Cut a shallow, criss-cross pattern on both sides of the fish. Using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, trim the fins, if they are very long. Heat the oil in a large wok or heavey-based, deep fryig pan.
  2. Place the whole fish in the oil & cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, moving fish around in the oil to ensure the whole fish is crisp & cooked (including the tail & head). Drain fish well on paper towels & place on a warmed serving plate. Keep warm.
  3. Drain almost all the oil from the wok & heat the wok over medium heat. Add the spring onions, ginger, peppercorns & chillies, stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the coconut milk, tamarind & fish sauce to the wok. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the sauce over the fish. Sprinkle with coriander leaves & then serve, on a bed of lettuce &, if you like, with chilli sauce.
I'm submitting this post to Asian Food Fest (Thailand) November 2013 hosted by Lena of frozen wings.
I'm also linking this post to Cook-your-books event no.6 organised by Kitchen Flavours.


lena said...

hi faeez, your photo justifies ! i can really see how crispy the fish is! i bet the sauce taste wonderful with tamarind and fish sauce and thanks for your entry again! Cheers!

kitchen flavours said...

No wonder your hubby loves this dish, it looks really delicious! And I love crispy fried fish too!
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

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