Pan fried red snapper with a sweet and sour dressing


For the pan-fried fish:

  • 60g plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 4 red snapper fillets
  • 60ml oil
  • lime halves to serve

For the sweet and sour dressing:

  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


  • Stir the flour and salt together in a bowl
  • Add the fish fillets and turn to coat well
  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium to high heat until hot
  • Add the red snapper and cook for two minutes on each side, or until the fish is cooked, turning just once
  • For the dressing, stir the sugars and two tablespoons of water in a small pan over a low heat until the sugards have dissolved
  • Continue to cook over a medium heat until lightly golden
  • Remove from the heat, add fish sauce and lime juice and stir to combine
  • Serve the fish topped with a green salad and sweet and sour dressing over the top and serve with lime halves

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