Read about Daily Cooking Quest. I passed over this recipe a few times, thinking 'why not just dump sweet chili sauce on the fish and done?' Process well (or chop and mix by hand). I love snapper too, especially red snapper. Sprinkle fish fillet with salt and pepper, then coat with flour. To serve, plate the fish and pour the sauce over. For the Sauce: 1/3 cup water. What a tasty and easy to make recipe! Garnish with sprigs of fresh coriander and wedges of lime. You'll love the tenderness of the fish combined with a fantastic coriander-chili sauce, which can be made from mild to extra spicy to suit your taste. If Grilling the Fish. Mix well. Prepare the ginger tamarind sauce: In large saute pan over medium-high heat, add 1/4 cup of the canola oil and allow to heat. Red snapper is my absolute favorite fish and would be so perfect in this recipe! Just to be clear, the cooking time in the recipe has been tested on tilapia, swai, and rock fish. Add the diced pepper and simmer over medium-low heat for 5 to 8 minutes. :-). This chili sauce pairs perfectly with tilapia, yum! Taste test the sauce for salt and sour-sweetness, adding more fish sauce if not salty enough, and more sugar if you find it too sour. 1 small trout (or, snapper, sea bass, sea perch, sea bream, or other white fish; cleaned) Dash sea salt. Home / All Recipes / Chinese / Pan-Fried Fish with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, Last updated: Apr 1, 2019 — Published: Nov 23, 2015 — By: Anita — 23 comments. platter and scatter with half the coriander and bean sprouts Thank you! tamarind paste (or substitute 1 tbsp. [Making the sweet chili sauce from scratch is fun and easy too, but boiling the ingredients is like filling the kitchen with napalm- so this is also far more convenient if one already has it in the fridge.]. In making your Thai sweet Chile sauce, you suggest adding 1/3 cup of Thai sweet chile sauce. This traditional Thai fish recipe can be made outdoors on the barbecue, or you can pan-fry the fish indoors - it is made both ways in Thailand. I fried some snapper and it was great and hit the spot perfectly! 8 to 10 cloves garlic (minced or pressed) 1 tablespoon fish sauce. Why are we adding Thai sweet chile sauce as an ingredient to make the same finished product. I can't wait to give this a try. It should take no more than 30 minutes from start to finish to prepare this dish, including pan frying some fish fillet, and preparing the delicious sauce. It's just too good. My husband’s only complaint was that he wanted more! Great recipe. Cover and keep warm while you cook the fish. Prepared with grouper filets and served with Thai rice noodles rather than rice. Have fun exploring my 700+ authentic and easy Indonesian and Chinese recipes. Sweet chili sauce is my favorite, all the flavors you add make it incredible! Turn off heat once the sauce has thickened. I've made this a few times now and it's one of my go-to quick and easy weeknight dinners! It seems like we are simply stretching the ingredient. Baked Whole Fish in Garlic-Chili Sauce. Place water, tamarind (or lime juice + soy sauce), garlic, sugar, galangal (or ginger), coriander, chili, and fish sauce in a food processor. They stayed a bit firm and tasted so fresh. (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. lime juice +1/2 tsp. Add tomato. So good!! Your email address will not be published. I love thai sweet chili sauce. Allow to fry about 5 minutes on each side, or until the flesh has browned and flakes easily. Loving the Thai Sweet sauce on this fish!! I have lots of tilapia in the freezer so this is perfect. I'm happy this has become one of your favorites too, Jenn. Thanks! Thai Grilled Whole Fish With Coriander-Chili Sauce. The cuts should be several inches apart. Hi Russell, we are not trying to make a Thai sweet chili sauce in this recipe. I have had something like this at my favorite Thai restaurant. :). Just steam the fish for about 7 - 8 minutes, depending on the size, then top with this delicious homemade salsa prepared … I was also impressed with how nicely the fish was cooked following this recipe. brown sugar. 1 small trout (or, snapper, sea bass, sea perch, sea bream, or other white fish; cleaned), 1 thumb-size piece galangal (or ginger, peeled and sliced), 1/2 red bell pepper (de-seeded and diced), 1 to 2 fresh red chilies (minced, de-seeded if you prefer less heat), Optional: 1 cup vegetable oil (for deep-frying). Pour the sauce into a saucepan. Ingredients. I haven't had it on fish but I'm sure it is amazing. It was delicious. Add the soy sauce, sugar, tamarind paste, fish sauce, samb… This was delicious, thank you for sharing! To prepare pan-fried fish fillet, you can use any kind of fish with white firm flesh. I think this version of sweet and sour sauce is also so much easier to prepare compared to traditional sweet and sour sauce. Very tasty sauce! Required fields are marked *, I am a Chinese Indonesian currently living in Minnesota with my husband. Bring to a boil. If Baking the Fish. Steaming a whole fish like this can seem a little daunting, but once you have the steamer as one of your kitchen tools, the rest is really quite easy. I usually just use it straight from the jar, but I love all your tasty additions! By using The Spruce Eats, you accept our, The Best in Thai! I love the sweet chili sauce with it - such a great combination of flavours. 650-700 gram any firm white fish fillet (e.g. Your comment is awaiting moderation. Thai sweet chili sauce. I thought not over sautéing the vegetables was key. 2 tablespoons ... Steps to Make It. The cheapest and most widely available fish fillet is tilapia. Add Thai sweet chili sauce, water, chili sauce, vinegar, fish sauce, salt, and sugar. Like any good sweet and sour sauce, if you happen to like this sauce, feel free to use it with chicken, pork, or even tofu. Serve with plenty of Thai jasmine rice and enjoy with a cold lager or glass of white wine. Add chopped cilantro and scallions into the sauce. Can't wait to go all in with it! Darlene Schmidt is a cookbook author and culinary teacher who specializes in Thai cuisine. I thought the flavor of the sauce was outstanding. Sprinkle surface with sea salt and set aside while you prepare the sauce. 1 heaping tsp. 1/4 cup oyster sauce. tilapia, cod), 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 2 tablespoon water. This looks absolutely delicious. I can't wait to try this here at home. Pinning it for later. Add the garlic, shallots and fresh ginger and saute until fragrant and the shallots are translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Steamed Fish With Lime and Garlic Recipe (ปลากะพงนึ่งมะนาว) I was looking for something nice and tangy with a little kick. This sauce is similar to sweet and sour sauce, but with a spicy kick. 2 limes. For a slightly more expansive choice, you can try swai or rock fish. I've been using that Thai sweet chili sauce every time since I tried it. It was great! Thicken sauce with cornstarch solution. I'm glad you love this recipe Phyllis. Subscribe to my mailing list to receive FREE email updates on the latest recipes. Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes says: Wow, this is such a beautiful dish! Serve immediately. but the addition of the fresh tomato/onion/garlic is a significant improvement to the flavor and presentation of the fish. Make your favorite takeout recipes at home with our cookbook! Ingredients. Sprinkle fish fillet with salt and pepper, then coat with flour. dark soy sauce) 3 cloves garlic. I used brown sugar rather than white and added a table of oyster sauce for depth of flavor beyond what the fish sauce gave. Allow it to cook at least 2 minutes before turning. I really loved the sweet and savory - a hint of sweetness with the heat from the sauce with the crispiness (both taste and texture) from the fish. Get it free when you sign up for our newsletter. Love the combination of flavors in this recipe! Nearly any whole "white-fleshed" fish can be used for this recipe. Oh that Thai sweet chili sauce sounds so perfect!!! Make 2 to 3 diagonal cuts on the side of the fish (with the blade of the knife on an angle facing the head). For the Sauce. Adjust taste as needed. 1/2 tbsp.