Sweet and Sour Fish Recipe

Sweet and Sour Fish Recipes

Ingredients :

1 (900 g/2 lb)

2 tablespoons





2 tablespoons

250 ml

115 ml

1 teaspoon

whole fish, such as sea bass, grey mullet or carp, cleaned

plain flour

small onion, shredded

small carrot, thinly shredded

small green pepper, seeded and thinly shredded

tomatoes, cut into small wedges

fish sauce

Sweet and Sour Sauce

stock or water

sesame oil (optional)

coriander sprigs, to garnish

salt and freshly ground black pepper

vegetable oil for frying

Method :

Score both sides of fish at 2.5 cm (1 in) intervals. Rub fish inside and out with salt and pepper, then leave to stand for 15-20 minutes. Heat oil in wok or deep fat fryer to 180oC (350oF). Coat fish with flour and deep fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden. Remove and drain on absorbent kitchen paper, then place fish on a warmed serving platter. Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon oil from the wok, add onion, carrot, green pepper and tomatoes. Stir fry for about 1 minute, then add fish sauce, Sweet and Sour Sauce and stock or water. Bring to the boil, then add sesame oil, if using. Pour sauce over fish, garnish with coriander and serve with rice vermicelli.

Serves 4

Variation :

Fish Fillet or steak can be cooked in the same way.

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