Fried Red Snapper in Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • Yield : 2 servings
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 35m
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  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound red snapper fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Oil, for deep-frying
  • Sweet and Sour sauce, recipe follows
  • 1/4 cup small diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup duck sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons raw sugar, or white, brown, or purple
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

Mix the cornstarch and flour together. Season the snapper with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and dredge in the flour mixture. Fill a deep pot halfway full with oil. Heat oil to 350 degrees F, and fry fish until golden, toss directly into hot sauce, and serve.

Step 2

Put a small saucepan over medium heat, add oil, onions, and ginger. Saute for 2 minutes. Add vinegar, sugar, ketchup, and duck sauce. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, add water to desired consistency if sauce is too thick. Season with salt and pepper.

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