How to make Sweet And Sour Fish -

Fried fish in sweet and sour sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Fish Fillets (फिश फिले), Pineapple juice (पाइनेपल जूस)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Sweet And Sour Fish

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Sweet And Sour Fish Recipe

  • Fish Fillets cut into 1 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Pineapple juice 1/2 cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 5 tablespoons

  • Tomato sauce 4 tablespoons

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • MSG 1/2 teaspoon

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Chicken stock or fish stock 2 cups

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic finely chopped 4-6 cloves

  • Onion quartered and layers separated 1 medium

  • Green capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Red capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 medium

  • Yellow capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 medium

  • Pineapple cut into 1 inch pieces 1 slice

  • Vinegar 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a wok, roll the fish pieces in two tablespoons cornflour and deep fry on medium heat until the edges start to turn brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Mix the remaining cornflour in one cup of water.

Step 2

Blend tomato sauce, sugar, pineapple juice, MSG, white pepper powder and salt in one cup of stock. Heat three tablespoons oil in a wok or a pan, add ginger and garlic and stir fry for a minute. Add onion and continue to stir fry for a minute. Stir in the sauce and spice mix, all the capsicum pieces, remaining stock and the cornflour mixture.

Step 3

Cook for a couple of minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken, stirring continuously. Add fried fish and pineapple pieces and cook for a minute or until the sauce coats the fish pieces. Stir in vinegar and serve hot.

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