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Chinese Inspired Braised Red Snapper...

I love seafood of all kinds just as much as i love meat of all kinds. I stumbled across a simple recipe for braising fish on Kitchen Stories so i went to the fish market, got me a nice sized Red Snapper and decided to try it out and i loved it. Here it is...

1 Medium Sized Red Snapper

2 Spring (Green) Onions

2 Tablespoons Sliced Peeled Ginger

1 Tablespoons Ground Garlic

1 Egg Whisked

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

2 Star Anise

1 Tablespoon Organic Sugar

1/2 Cup Sweet Vermouth

2 Tablespoons Dark Rice Vinegar

3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce

1 Cup Water

Slice your ginger and spring (green) onions stems thinly and set aside.

Place fish on cutting board and use a sharp knife to make cuts in it on both sides. Season fish with salt, pepper and half your portion of garlic, i choose to use my Gourmet Collection fish seasoning. Don't forget to season the inside of the fish as well.

Coat the fish on both sides with whisked egg.

Preheat oil in a wide pan on medium heat and pan fry fish on both sides for a minute to seal it.

Be careful as you flip so as not to break the fish.

Add ginger, spring (green) onions, star anise, remaining garlic and sugar and continue to cook for another minute.

Deglaze the pan with dark rice vinegar, then add red wine, fish sauce and soy sauce. Cover and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add water to the pan and using a spoon cover fish with braising liquid. Cover again and allow to cook un-disturbed for another 20 minutes.

Garnish with spring (green) onions and serve with rice.

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