Ca Chien (Crispy Red Snapper With Spicy Tomato Sauce)

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READY IN: 27mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium skillet over high heat, heat the oil until hot.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the garlic.
  • Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato and chiles and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the sugar, fish sauce and water.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened (about 3 minutes).
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and set aside.
  • In a large skillet heat about 1/2 inch of oil.
  • Lay the snapper in carefully and cook over moderately high heat, without moving, until very brown and crusty (about 14 minutes).
  • Turn the fish and cook the other side (about 10 minutes.).
  • Drain the snapper on paper towels.
  • To server, put the fish on a platter, pour sauce over it, and using a large fork lift the meat with the skin from the bones.
  • Turn the fish over and do the same.
  • Serve with steamed rice.
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