Recipe courtesy of Tidepools

Whole Crispy Onaga and Thai Dipping Sauce

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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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2 pounds onaga, scaled, gilled and gutted

Salt, pepper and paprika, to taste


Thai Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup lime juice

4 tablespoons water

Sugar, to taste

1/8 cup patis (fish sauce)

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon chili flakes

2 sprigs cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine salt, pepper, paprika and corn starch. Coat fish with seasoned mixture.
  3. In a hot wok with hot oil, fry both sides of fish until crispy. Place fish in oven for 3 to 5 minutes until fish is cooked through.

Thai Dipping Sauce

  1. Start with citrus juices, water and sugar. Combine and make like lemonade then add patis, garlic, chili flakes, cilantro to taste. "Sweet and tart".