Friday, April 19, 2013

photo: john dummer

recipe: 'thai-ish' fried fish with sweet & sour sauce, delicious and simple.

1 seafish, about 1kg, or 2 fish of 500 gr
2 medium sized carrots, cut in small strips
thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, cut in small strips
8 spring onions, roughly chopped
4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, cut in small strips
4 chili red peppers, chopped
100 gr palm sugar
6 tbsp white rice vinegar
4 tbsp thai fish sauce, nam pla
2 tsp cornstarch, solved in 6 tbsp water
sunflower or peanut oil

heat the oil in a large frying pan, until it smokes, it should be at least 3 fingers deep.
make a few cuts on each side of the fish, on the thickest parts.
bake the fish for about 10 minutes on each side, lower the flame after a few minutes, until crispy and done, and set aside
remove the oil from the pan, leave 1 tbsp. fry the onions, ginger, bell pepper and chili peppers, garlic and carrots for a few minutes until golden. add the sugar, rice vinegar, nam pla and solved cornstarch, let it cook for a few minutes while stirring until the sauce becomes thick and pour over the fish.
serve with steamed rice

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