Once you have this chili sauce on hand, you’ll want to put it on everything. It livens up a delicate fish like snapper, but is kept in check by the cool, crunchy greens in our Spring Blend.
Bowery Spring Blend with Chili Oil, Rice and Snapper
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 45 minutes Serves 4
Made for Bowery By
Sue Li is a food stylist and recipe developer based in New York City. She is a frequent contributor to New York Times Cooking and previously worked at Bon Appétit and Real Simple Magazine. And way before that, she worked at Eleven Madison Park as a line cook and learned about the world of recipe-making after she tested all the recipes for the restaurant’s first cookbook.
Featured Bowery Ingredients
- 1 cup long grain brown rice
- 2 shallots, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- kosher salt
- Bowery Spring Blend, 4.5 oz, coarsely chopped
- 4 boneless snapper fillets, approximately 6 oz each
- lemon wedges, for serving
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add rice and cook until rice is tender, about 30 minutes. Drain, transfer to a large mixing bowl, and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, combine shallots, garlic, sesame seeds, and 4 tablespoons oil in a large skillet. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until the shallots and garlic are golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in red pepper flakes and season with salt.
- Transfer chili oil into the bowl with rice, add Bowery Spring Blend and toss to combine; season with salt. Wipe skillet clean.
- Heat remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season snapper fillets with salt and cook, skin-side down until skin is golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until the fish is opaque, another 2 minutes.
- Serve fish with warm rice salad and lemon wedges.