Deep Fried Fish Thai Style

by Angie Liew

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This recipe uses a whole fish, fried until crispy and then covered with a sweet, sour and spicy sauce made of sugar, kaffir lime juice, fish sauce and chilies. The crunch of the crispy skin is a wonderful contrast to the delicate flesh of the white fish within.

 

Deep Fried Fish Thai Style

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
This recipe uses a whole fish, fried until crispy and then covered with a sweet, sour and spicy sauce made of sugar, kaffir lime juice, fish sauce and chilies. The crunch of the crispy skin is a wonderful contrast to the delicate flesh of the white fish within.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Thai

Ingredients

  • 600 gm whole fish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 2 cups oil, for deep frying fish
  • 1 cucumber, shredded

Sauce: (mixed together)

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, or kaffir lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 shallots, sliced thinly
  • 3 bird's eye chili, or chili padi
  • 1 red chili, shred thinly
  • 1 stalk coriander leaf, chopped

    Instructions

    • Clean and wash fish, rinse and drained well. "Butterfly" the fish ( split fish using sharp knife ).
    • Rub salt all over the fish.
    • Coat fish with cornflour on both sides of fish ( inside of meat and outside of skin ).
    • Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown and crispy. Dish out and drained on paper towel.
    • Line shredded cucumber on a serving plate.
    • Put the fried fish on top.
    • Pour the sauce mixture over the fish.
    • Garnish with slices of kaffir lime and coriander leaves. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

 

To cook fried fish Thai style:
First clean the fish. Wash and pat dry. Rub the whole fish with salt and cornflour.
 
 
 
Deep fry fish on medium heat until crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. When done, set the fish aside.
 
 
Prepare the sauce ingredients.
 
 
Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
 
 
Cut a portion of kaffir lime into pieces and shred cucumber for garnishing.
 
 
Line a plate with shredded cucumber. Top the cucumber with the fried fish. Then pour the sauce mixture over the fish. Garnish with some pieces of lime and coriander leaves.
 
 
AS ALWAYS …..ENJOY!

 

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2 comments

Angie Liew July 21, 2014 - 1:43 am

Thanks Esther for your encouraging comment.

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Esther Wong July 21, 2014 - 12:59 am

Very appetizing fish meal. Your pictures always make me hungry!

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