Broiled Red Snapper with Tamarind Sauce

Broiled Red Snapper with Tamarind Sauce
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  • 2 tablespoons fresh whole Thai basil leaves or small fresh regular basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 6-ounce red snapper fillets with skin
  • 2 small fresh red chiles
  • ½ teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cleaned fresh cilantro roots reserved from Thai Ground-Pork Salad with Mint and Cilantro or cilantro stems
  • 2 small shallots
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • ½ cup water
    • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
    • 2 scallions
    • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
    • fresh basil sprigs
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 ½ tablespoons tamarind from a pliable block

In a small bowl combine tamarind and water and let stand 10 minutes. With your fingers rub tamarind to dissolve in water. Pour mixture through a sieve into a small heavy saucepan, pressing hard on solids, and discard solids. Thinly slice shallots and mince garlic. Add shallots, garlic, cilantro r...

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