Quick Sweet and Sour Fish

Quick Sweet and Sour Fish


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This is a quick and easy fish dish, the fish is deep fried then served with a homemade sweet and sour sauce containing onion and capsicum.


Serves: 6 

  • 500g fish fillet, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 egg white, whisked
  • 3/4 cup (100g) cornflour
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch caster sugar, to taste
  • oil, for deep frying
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 3/4 cup (175ml) water
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 large onion, cut into 8 segments
  • 1 green capsicum, cut into strips
  • 2 stalks coriander leaves, cut into 3cm lengths

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min marinating  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. In a bowl season the fish fillet with the whisked egg white, half of the cornflour, salt, pepper and sugar. Mix well and let the fish marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. In another bowl whisk the tomato sauce, vinegar, water, 2 teaspoons cornflour, sugar and salt together.
  3. Heat oil for deep frying in a wok until hot.
  4. Lightly coat the seasoned fish fillets with the leftover cornflour and deep fry until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towel. Arrange on serving plate.
  5. Heat a little oil in a wok then saute the garlic. Add onions and green capsicum then stir fry for a few minutes.
  6. Pour in the tomato sauce mixture. While stirring constantly, cook until the sauce thickens and check seasoning.
  7. Pour sauce over fish, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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