Thai Style Whole Fried Fish

Cook time 20 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

600g whole snapper, cleaned and descaled
Salt
Plain flour, for dusting
Vegetable oil for frying
2 shallots, sliced
2 red chillies, chopped
1 tbsp fish sauce
3 garlic cloves, grated
1 knob ginger, grated
2 limes, juiced
4 coriander stalks
2 tsp tamarind puree
1 tbsp coconut sugar
Water
Crispy Shallots, to serve


Salad

Spring onion, sliced
Vietnamese mint, leaves picked
Thai basil, leaves picked
Coriander, leaves picked
Lime, juiced

Thai Style Whole Fried Fish

Method

In a pan over a high heat, with a little oil, sweat off the shallots and chilli for a few minutes until softened. Squeeze of lime juice. Add grated ginger and garlic. Coriander roots and stalks.
Tamarind puree, coconut sugar and deglaze with fish sauce. Add a little water.

Score the fish and flour lightly to ensure it is crispy when frying.
Heat the oil in a large pan or wok to 180°C and fry the fish for about 4 minutes on each side. Drain and rest.

For the salad, combine all of the salad ingredients in a mixing bowl with a drizzle of lime.

Serve the rested fried fish topped with the tamarind sauce, salad, crispy fried shallots and extra chilli.