Spicy Red Snapper
Mains: I usually buy a medium sized dressed whole snapper. You may use snapper fillets or snapper steaks. You can also try any rock fish for this dish.
Salt to taste, curry spices, 2 fresh chilli peppers quarter cup of vegetable oil,6 cloves of garlic, medium ginger, 1 table spoon of tamarind extract and a flat frying pan.
Preparation : Cut the snapper into medium size steaks .Once that is done take the steaks and cube it into 2 inch squares or as big piece as you want .I like it this way cause when you the snapper is happy happy with the all the nice ingredients it will soak the flavours in very well. Put them into a bowl.
I don’t debone the fish cause I like to chew on the bones once they are deep fried .The bones are so crunchy and I love that feeling.
Now crush the garlic, ginger, fresh chilli peppers together and add salt. Put aside and take the tamarind and soak it in water for the extract.
Take all the above ingredients and add to the bowl the snapper is in and give it a good mix. Let it marinade for 20 minutes, or till all the ingredients have soaked into the snapper
Cooking: Heat oil on medium to high heat in the frying pan. Once oil is nice and hot just place the cubes of marinated snapper into the fry pan.
Let it cook on one side till the meat is nice and golden brown. Once the fish is nice and golden brown, turn it on the other side and do the same thing.
I usually cook it is really dark brown , this dark browning makes the outside really crisp and the inside is still nice juicy and moistJ
Now that the fish is all nice and crisped up get some dipping sauce of your choice and dip and eat dip and eat. I usually make a nice spicy sauce consisting of ketchup, chilli sauce and some thick dark soy sauce. Yummy Yummy Can’t touch this LOL.
Snapper is all good Mama Style