Salt Crusted Baked Snapper Recipe

 
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Salt Crusted Baked Snapper
How to make Salt Crusted Baked Snapper
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Whole fish marinated in spices and baked with a salt crust.

Ingredients of Salt Crusted Baked Snapper

  • For the Fish:
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 medium size red snapper (whole, gutted)
  • 1 stalk lemon grass
  • 3 - 4 lime leaves
  • 1 knob ginger
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • A small bunch coriander stems
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 kg salt
  • For the Sauce:
  • 150 gm jaggery
  • 30 ml fish sauce
  • 1 stalk lemon grass
  • 2 lime leaves
  • 2 tsp coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 small red chillies
  • For Garnish:
  • 1 carrots (fine julienne)
  • 1 bell pepper (julienne )
  • 1/2 green mango (julienne)
  • 1 medium size daikon radish
  • 2 tsp peanut oil
  • 1 clove garlic/ginger
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cucumber

How to Make Salt Crusted Baked Snapper

  • For the Fish:
  • 1.Wash, gut and pat dry the whole fish. Stuff the cavity of the fish with all the ingredients except the fish sauce and lemon juice.
  • 2.Whisk the lemon juice and fish sauce together, add the oil to it and pour the dressing over the fish.
  • 3.Coat the fish with a kilo of salt and bake for 30 minutes in a moderate oven.
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1.In a pot, combine all the ingredients, simmer till thick. Add the chopped fresh coriander leaves.
  • To Garnish:
  • 1.Heat the oil and very quickly stir fry the vegetables. Serve on top of the fish.
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