Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
There's a restaurant near here in South Florida that serves this dish, and they make it soooo good. It has a slightly sweet/tangy flavor that goes really well with the snapper. I decided to try making it myself, but after looking in Recipezaar, I couldn't find the sweet version. I finally found it somewhere else on the web and tweaked it to perfection. Serve with a little salad and rice and peas. For the rice and peas, I recommend Jamaican Rice and Peas. Hope you like it.
- 2 medium red snapper, whole
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 2 sprigs thyme
- 2 stalks green onions, sliced into 2-inch pieces
- 1⁄2 bell pepper, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1⁄2 cup sweet and sour sauce
- 3 tablespoons vinegar
- oil, to fry the fish and seasonings
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Wash the fish with a mixture of water and a little vinegar.
- Dry the fish in a paper towel.
- Rub salt and pepper all over the fish.
- Fill a frying pan with about 1 1/2 inches of oil and fry fish on both sides till brown.
- Remove fish and place in a paper towel lined plate so some of the oil drains. Set aside.
- In a deep pot, saute the onion, thyme, green onion, bell pepper and garlic with a little oil.
- Add flour and cook till brown.
- Add water, soy sauce, ketchup, sweet and sour sauce and vinegar.
- Submerge the fish in the sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add pepper to taste and, if needed, salt.
- Serve with rice and peas. Enjoy!