Whole Crispy Skin Fish – Fish

BBQ Recipes, Fish

Fancy a delicious yet simple to make fish recipe for your next outdoor entertaining occasion or midweek home cooked meal? Take a look at our popular Whole Crispy Skin Fish recipe that will quickly become a family favourite.

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  • 8 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup red and green chillis deseeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup red or golden eschallots finely chopped
  • ¼ cup coriander root and stem finely chopped. Keep leaves for garnishing at the end
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp palm sugar
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 4 Kaffir lime leaves shredded
  • ¼ cup Thai basil leaves
  • Oil for frying paste
  1. Heat 6 cups of vegetable oil in a wok.
  2. Lightly coat fish in flour.
  3. Place fish in wok and cook 10 minutes then turn and cook another 3 minutes.
  4. Drain on paper.
  5. To prepare the sauce: Combine garlic, chillis, eschallots and coriander in a blender and process to paste.
  6. Fry paste in oil approximately 2 minutes, then add fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar and pepper and bring to boil.
  7. Simmer for 2 minutes, add kaffir lime leaves and tear in basil.
  8. Stir until basil wilts, then remove from heat.
  9. Serve sauce with fish and garnish with coriander leaves. As an option, add extra green and red chillis for presentation and flavour.
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