Vietnamese Fried Fish

  • 25 mins
  • 11 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 lb firm white fish filets
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 lb rice noodles
  • 3 tbs unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, sliced thinly on a bias
  • 3-4 Thai chilies, sliced thinly
  • 3 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbs shrimp paste
  • 2 tbs fish sauce
  • flour for coating fish
  • oil for deep frying
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Cook the rice noodles according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl mix the lime juice, shrimp paste and fish sauce and set aside.
  • Cut the fish into 2 inch chunks, the dredge them in flour.
  • Fry the fish chunks in the oil until crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  • To serve divide the fish among 4 plates and garnish with peanuts, chilies and cilantro.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.

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