Snapper in Mango Sauce

Fried fish is good but sometimes can get boring especially when you have it on a regular basis. Back home this is a reality as it a staple in most household due to its affordability. But what if it gets too boring? or what if you want to extend that fish a little bit further to feed more? That is why dishes like sarciado, escabeche and pinangat was created to make it less boring and extend to feed more people. Another recipe that falls in that category is this recipe of our today, Snapper in Mango Sauce, a simple dish of crispy fried snapper served with sweet and tangy mango sauce. Of all the fried dishes out there this can be the most Filipino of all, fish and mangoes, two of our countries bountiful produce. While this is not as popular as the others it may be the most delicious of them all, what do you think?

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Snapper in Mango Sauce

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Snapper in Mango Sauce is a simple dish of crispy fried snapper served with sweet and tangy mango sauce




  • 1 large whole red snapper, cleaned, gutted and scored
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil

Mango Sauce

  • 1 mango, sliced into cubes
  • 3 tbsp mango jam
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • spring onions, chopped


  1. Generously season fish inside and out with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Prepare a wok fill it with oil for deep frying then deep fry fish until golden brown on the outside. Remove from wok then set it aside.
  3. Using the same wok drain and leave two tablespoons of oil. Sauté garlic and shallots.
  4. In a bowl combine together mango jam, lemon juice, sugar, corn-starch and water. Pour this into the wok then bring to a boil.
  5. Add mangoes simmer for a minute then pour sauce on top of fish.
  6. Garnish with chopped spring onions then serve.




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