Sunday, July 22, 2012

Asian Snapper

I love this dish as a child and still do as an adult. My mum likes to steam fish for healthier way of eating. I, on the other hand, likes mine deep fried. Pretty much everything....fried chicken... fried soft shelled crabs, fried fish... etc..And this is why I am fat!

However, for today, I have decided to do a quick fry then baked the fish in the oven. Deep frying is far easier when you have a deep fryer.  Must get me one of those. Just bear in mind that if you do decide to fry, it can be rather sloppy and messy in a wok or pan.

Serves: 4

  • 1 (approx 700 g) whole snapper, cleaned and scaled
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 French shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 small red chillies, sliced
  • I tablespoon of kicap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 whatchamallit of Buk Choy (chinese greens) 
  • I packet of beansprouts
  • I packet of shittake mushrooms

Extra Ginger thinly sliced and fried
Coriander leaves and fresh chilies for garnish
A few drops of sesame oil to sprinkle on dish before serving

Preparation method

Prep: 30 minutes   Cook: 30 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
  2. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Stuff the cavity of the snapper with the coriander leaves and set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frypan over high heat until it begins to smoke. Place the snapper in the frypan, and quickly brown on both sides, about 1 minute total. Place the fish into the roasting pan, and sprinkle with fish sauce. Reserve the oil in the frypan.
  5. Bake fish in preheated oven until the flesh flakes easily with a fork, 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in the frypan over medium heat. Fry the garlic and ginger and shallots, removed when crunchy
  7. Add kicap manis and water. 
  8. In a wok, stir fry the Buk Choy, mushrooms and beansprouts on high heat for a few minutes.
  9. Place the stir fried veges on a plate and rest your fish on top of the greens. Pour the sauce over the snapper, and garnish with extra coriander leaves to serve.
  10. Sprinkle sesame oil on the dish. The smell of that alone will get them running to the table.
  11. Serve with jasmine rice.
Happy Eating ;) Just don't look at those fishy eyes and you'll be right!!!


chocolatesuze said...

mmm love deep fried snapper, that looks great jackie!

Jackie Brodin said...

Thx Suz. Me too :) Another great one is deep fried flounder. Crunchy and yummy

Jackie Brodin said...

Lol i just remembered. Must thank your Noods for this post. Was inspired by his drawing of your dinner the other day :)

Shirley Tay said...

Like u, I love fried food too! It's sinful but just can't help it. Hahaha! Oh, and I love lards! Which makes it worse. Lol!

The fish is delish! I'm not a fan of fish but I'm pretty sure hubby & son will like this :)

Christine said...

beautiful photos! i love fried fish - reminds me of dinners my Mum used to make :)

SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa) said...

That snapper looks great! I love how you placed the fish on a bed of bean sprouts... it would flavour the sprouts so nicely! Lovely recipe.

Jackie Brodin said...

Thx SarahKate for your lovely comment, also for visiting often and supporting my cooking :) Baking? What baking? Lol

denise @ singapore shiok said...

Hahaha! Don't look at the eyes? My cousin digs them out and chews them nom nom nom :D Your fish looks sooo appetising!

Jackie Brodin said...

Lol :) that would be me. I can't look at its googly eyes!! Or face. Reminds me of that Piranhna movie.. Bahahaha.

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