HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-Chef Chai is back and he has some spicy Fighting fish in Chili Sauce. Check out the video!
Ingredients: 1 Piece of whole Snapper about 2 lbs. (or two fish one lb. size)
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons of all purpose flour to dust over the fish
oil for deep fry the fish
Clean and dry the snapper and crosshatch cut in one-inch squares.
Season with salt, pepper and dust with all-purpose flour.
In a deep pot or pan add the oil and bring it up to about 350-375 degrees and deep fry the whole fish until it turns to a light brown or until crispy. Set aside.
Ingredients for sauce:
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil for the sauce
2/3 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped shallot
1 oz. of slices red onion
1 oz. of slices carrot
1 oz. of slices bell pepper
2 oz. of slices celery
Chili pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of fish sauce or Aloha Shoyu
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 ½ tablespoons of lime juice
~In a sauté pan add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, garlic, onion, and shallot sauté for about 30 seconds, just to sweat the onion.
~Then add bell pepper, celery, carrot and chili pepper, sauté for couple minutes then add Fish sauce and sugar, sauté for 30 seconds
~Add lime juice and turn of the heat, (over cook the acid can make your sauce taste bitter) pour on top of the crispy fried fish.