Recipe by Chili Spice
"Almost any whole fish can be cooked with this method, but snapper or sea bass are particularly good with the Thai flavors. If you can find it, try fresh galangal in place of the ginger, the flavor is unique."
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1 (1 1/2 pound)
whole red snapper, cleaned and scaled
fresh basil leaves
minced fresh ginger
red chile peppers, sliced diagonally
yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
tomatoes, seeded and sliced
Great recipe! Instead of baking this, I heat up wok in high heat, sauteed ginger, garlic, chili pepper and browned the fish on both sides (whole fish cutted in half) then toss in the rest of the ingredients, covered, cooked on medium heat until done. Did not add any water, but actually thickened sauce with a little cornstarch (mixed first in cold water), had to add a little more sugar since it was a little salty for my taste (fish sauce). overall it tasted great! Hubby loved it. served over rice.
This is awesome! I used Mahi fillets instead of a whole fish, so I couldn't exactly stuff the fillets with the basil. Instead, I seared the fish in the peanut oil. Covered it with a little of the sauce that is made on Step 4 of this recipe and some basil leaves, and then baked it for about 20mins in a 375 degree oven (cooking time would vary depending on your fillet size or fish choice). Served it along with the leftover sauce over Jasmine rice and Broccoli! LOVED IT! GREAT SAUCE! Thank you for the recipe!
This is the absolute best! Great flavor, easy and quick. I didn't have any fish sauce so I had to substitute my favorite stir fry sauce but it was still good. This one I raved about to everyone and I NEVER rave about my cooking. I think this sauce would be good with chicken also. I'm going to make up a big batch to freeze and have on hand.
This recipe is for shure a 5 star. I made it exactly as the recipe called for and loved it.
Great blend of flavors. I had to use dried basil instead of fresh, and used cherry tomatoes cut in half. Used olive oil instead of peanut oil (not available here). Didn't have any brown sugar, used a tablespoon of prepared honey mustard instead.
Excellent flavor and easy to make.
This was very good! I did not use a whole fish, just fillets so I skipped the searing and put it straight in the oven. Used orange bells instead of yellow, and that tomato topping is delicious! Thanks!
This was a wonderful recipe and I'd definitely make it again. Do what the other reviewers say and don't leave out the brown sugar. The ginger and wine vinegar make it. I didn't brown it first and it crisped right up in the oven.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Baked Snapper with Chilies, Ginger and Basil
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 84
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