Friday, March 29, 2013

Sweet & Sour Fish

Well I am not supposed to be working today since it's Good Friday.
So I'm going to make this short and sweet.
What's for dinner on Fish Friday?
Deep Fried Tilapia topped with the Filipino Traditional Sweet and Sour Sauce.
With this recipe you can use either Red Snapper, Rock Cod, Tilapia or Sea bass.
In my country, if you can fry it, go for it!
The traditional Filipino sweet and sour has pineapple in it.
I did not add any today because I completely forgot to get the pineapple.
One of the perks of getting old. ;)
I did not add the green pepper because of my GERD problem.
Of course the rest of the ingredients that will cause my symptoms to flare won't be eaten.


1 Tilapia/Red Snapper/ Rock Cod/Sea Bass, cleaned and scaled
Salt and pepper, to season fish
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3/4 cup sugar ( add more to your taste)
3/4 cup coconut vinegar
1/2 cup catsup
2 tbsp. chili sauce
2 tbsp. light soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch mixed in 1 1/2 tbsp. water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 medium bell pepper, julienned (optional)
1 large carrot, julienned
2 inch ginger, julienned
I clove garlic, minced
1 cup pineapple chunks
2 green onions including tops, thinly sliced
  • On each side of the fish, make 2-3 diagonal slashes, cutting down to the bone each time.
  • Season fish with salt and pepper.
  • Place in the Deep Fryer.
  • Cook until golden brown and crisp.
  • Place on a platter with a paper towel to soak oil from fish and set aside.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan, except for the cornstarch mixture.
  • Whisk all ingredients until smooth.
  • Bring sauce to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Add cornstarch mixture, stir until sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a separate sauté pan, add 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
  • When oil is hot, add ginger and onion, cook until onion softens.
  • Add carrots, stir fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and bell pepper, cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the vegetable mixture, bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Pour vegetables and sauce over fish.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.
  • If you don't have a deep fryer, you can certainly fry your fish in a nonstick frying pan.
  • Make sure you discard the paper towel from the platter before you pour your sauce over the fish. I have made that mistake once by not paying attention.


1 comment:

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