Fried Fish with Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce Recipe

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Emma Wick Modified: March 5, 2021
Fried Fish with Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce Recipe

How to Make Fried Fish with Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce

With a thick sweet chili and garlic sauce, this popular Thai deep-fried fish is brimming with flavors. Flaky tilapia is coated with flour for a crispy dish.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • 1 large nile tilapia, or other perch type fish
  • 1 Thai long chili, or other mild red chili
  • 2 Thai hot chilies
  • 5 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable oil, more or less, depending on the pan
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour


  1. Coat the fish in flour and fry it in deep oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side, then remove it to a wire rack to drain the oil.
  2. Pour the oil from the pan, leaving just a little to coat the pan, then add the chilies, garlic, sugar, and fish sauce.
  3. Fry until it makes a rich and sticky sauce.

  4. Arrange the fish on a nice plate, then pour the sauce over it.
  5. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 20mg
  • Calories: 567kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg
  • Fat: 55g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 282mg
  • Protein: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 45g
  • Sodium: 745mg
  • Vitamin A: 323IU
  • Vitamin C: 50mg
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