937 N. Rush Street
Red Snapper with Chili-Lime Sauce
Snapper should be about 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 lbs. It should be trimmed, scaled and gutted. It should have two scores (slits) vertically on each side of the fish for even cooking
Salt and pepper whole snapper. Coat with all-purpose flour or cornstarch lightly on both sides. Deep-fry in oil (preheated) at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
In a sauce pan, heat 3/4 cups of chili-lime garlic sauce on medium until it simmers. Add 1 Tbs of slurry (cornstarch and water, in equal parts) to the heated sauce. Heat until it thickens slightly, about 2-3 minutes. Off the heat, add 1 Tbs of chopped scallions
Place snapper on a large plate big enough to accommodate the fish and the sauce. Pour sauce over snapper (extra sauce can be poured into a separate bowl for dipping).
Before serving, garnish with a handful of cilantro on top of the finished dish.
Chile-Lime Garlic Sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup fish sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbs chile-garlic sauce (store bought)
1 Tbs minced garlic
juice of two limes
Combine sugar and water together. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients.