Fried Red Snapper in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Total Time:
35 min
20 min
15 min

2 servings

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound red snapper fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Oil, for deep-frying
  • Sweet and Sour sauce, recipe follows
  • Mix the cornstarch and flour together. Season the snapper with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and dredge in the flour mixture. Fill a deep pot halfway full with oil. Heat oil to 350 degrees F, and fry fish until golden, toss directly into hot sauce, and serve.

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup small diced onions

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1/2 cup duck sauce

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons raw sugar, or white, brown, or purple

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Put a small saucepan over medium heat, add oil, onions, and ginger. Saute for 2 minutes. Add vinegar, sugar, ketchup, and duck sauce. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes,

  • add water to desired consistency if sauce is too thick. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Chef Note: If you like it spicy, add sambal oelek, garlic chili sauce to season.

  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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