Thursday, 19 March 2009
This is one of the favourite food that I cooked since it's easy to prepare and healthy one. With a twist of sweet and sour taste and a little spicy on the side. I would want to share the recipe with you, Sweet and Sour Fish.
Enjoy and happy cooking.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
1/2 kilo of firm, fleshy fish (2 pieces) – Tilapia I prefer
3 tbsp of cooking oil
For the sweet-sour sauce :
1/2 carrot sliced thinly
2 medium-sized cloves garlic, minced
2 medium-sized onions, chopped
1 small piece of ginger, sliced thinly
1 bell pepper, julienned
1 tomato, diced
3 tbsp. of vinegar
4 tbsp. of sugar
1 tsp. of salt
1/2 tsp. of hot chili sauce or chilli powder
2 tbsp. of tomato sauce
1 tbsp. of cornstarch or tapioca starch
1 cup of water
1 small can of pineapple tidbits (optional)
1 tbsp Canola oil
1. Rub the salt in the fish.
2. Heat a skillet or wok. Pour in the cooking oil. Heat oil until it starts to smoke. Fry the fish over very high heat until golden. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
3. In a small saucepan, mix together the vinegar, sugar, water, salt, chili sauce, starch and tomato sauce. Set over medium-high heat until thick and the cloudiness has disappeared. Set aside.
4. In another saucepan, heat 1 tsp. of oil. Add the carrots. Stir for a minute.
5. Add the bell pepper, onion, tomato, ginger and garlic. Stir for 20 seconds.
6. Add the pineapple (if you’re using) and then pour in the sweet-sour sauce (previously done) and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat.
7. Pour over the fried fish. Serve with steamy rice.