Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Deep Fried Fish with Hot Basil and Chili Sauce Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

1 whole

4 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

 

Hot Basil and Chili Sauce

1 tablespoon

3 cloves

2

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

10

Fresh fish (about 450 g), deboned

Flour, mixed with a pinch of salt and white pepper

Oil for deep frying

 

 

 

Oil

Garlic, minced

Red chilies, sliced

Sugar

Oyster sauce

Fish sauce

Soy sauce

White pepper

Basil leaves

Method :
  • To make the Hot Basil and Chili Sauce, heat the oil in a wok or saucepan over medium heat.

  • Add the garlic and chilies and stir-fry for about 1 minute until fragrant.

  • Add the sugar, oyster sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce and pepper, and stir fry for a further minute.

  • Finally add the basil leaves, mix well and quickly remove from heat. Set aside.

  • Dip the fish in the flour mixture to coat thoroughly. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat.

  • Deep fry the fish for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

  • Remove and drain the excess oil on paper towels. Place on a serving platter.

  • Pour the Hot Basil and Chili Sauce over the deep fried fish and serve immediately.

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