Recipe by wiley
"Nothing is more stunning at the dinner table than serving a whole fried fish with a fragrant unctuous sauce. Caution should be used when deep frying the fish; make sure you have plenty of room and a big pot. Serve with steamed jasmine rice.
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1 whole (10 ounce)
fresh tilapia, cleaned and scaled
oil for deep frying
large red chili peppers, sliced
yellow onion, chopped
light soy sauce
Thai basil leaves
Exactly what I was looking for! I had whole fried tilapia in an Asian restaurant once and was sure that there was something trickier than just frying it; but no there isn't! I used canola to health up the frying and fried until super crispy 10-12 min. I was in a hurry so I didn't make paste but used Asian Rooster sauce and premade garlic-chili oil. The fish is sooo much more tender this way! THANK YOU!
Much better grilled and just as "stunning at the dinner table". Fried.... Very Unhealthy. Sauce is tasty, tasty.
looks awesome i will definetely try it,it has an asian twist,and i love fish. thanks wiley
The fish was delicious and crispy. Make sure you ease back on the soy sauce if you are using regular instead of light.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fried Whole Tilapia with Basil and Chilies
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 271
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