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Crisp Snapper & Snake Bean Salad Recipe

Crisp snapper and snake bean salad with Thai basil, soy and ginger recipe

Ingredients - serves 4

  • 500 gm snake beans, cut into 4cm pieces
  • 1 cup (firmly packed) each Thai basil and coriander
  • 100 gm bean sprout
  • 3 spring onions, cut into julienne
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • Vegetable oil (for deep-frying)
  • 600 gm snapper fillet, skin on, cut into 3cm-wide pieces
  • Cornflour (for dusting)
  • Toasted sesame seeds and steamed jasmine rice (to serve)

Soy and ginger sauce

  • 60 ml (¼ cup) soy sauce
  • 50 ml kecap manis
  • 1 tbsp black vinegar
  • 5 gm (1cm piece) ginger, cut into julienne
  • Splash of chilli oil, or to taste


  1. For soy and ginger sauce, whisk ingredients in a bowl to combine, set aside.
  2. Blanch snake beans until just tender (30 seconds-1 minute), refresh, drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add herbs, bean sprouts, spring onion and chilli, toss to combine and set aside.
  3. Preheat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 180C. Dust snapper in cornflour, shake off excess, and deep-fry in batches, turning occasionally, until golden and cooked through (3-4 minutes; be careful as hot oil will spit).
  4. Divide salad and snapper among plates, drizzle with soy and ginger sauce, scatter with toasted sesame seeds and serve with steamed jasmine rice.
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This recipe is from the March 2012 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller. Recipe by Alice Storey, photography by Ben Dearnley, and styling by Geraldine Munoz & Alice Storey.

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