Sweet & Sour Fish
A very popular dish of China
The term sweet & sour encompasses many styles of sauce,cuisine & cooking method. It is commonly used in China,it has been used in England since the Middle Ages, and remain popular in Europe & in the Americas. Children will also love the dish because of its refreshing taste, with a combination of bell pepper,onion,tomato & pineapple cubes.
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking Time: Approx 20 min
Total time: 35 min
Fish fillet- 300 ~350 grm( here I am using basa fish)
Green bell pepper- 1cut in cubes
Onion-1 cut in cubes
Tomato- 1 cut in to cubes & removev the seeds
Finely chopped garlic- 2 big clove
Pinaple cubes- 8~9
Plum- 1 small
Tomato sauce- 2 tbsp
Red chilli sauce- 1 tbsp
Vinegar- 1 tsp
Sugar- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Corn flour- 2 tbsp
All purpose flour- 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder -1/4 tsp
Grated ginger juice- 1 tsp(1/2 inch)
Oil for cooking
Wash the fish fillet pieces properly & remove all excess water.
Add corn flour,all purpose flour, black pepper powder, salt.
Add ginger juice & mix well.Ginger juice helps to remove the fishy smell .Marinate for 15 minute.
Now at that time prepare all ingredient.
Make a puree /paste of the plum.I just simply grate it. Aprox 1 ~1.5 tbsp.
With the plum paste add tomato sauce & red chilli sauce .keep aside.
Now heat some oil in a pan/ kadai and fry the fish on medium flame till nice & crisp.
Now remove all excess oil & keep only 1~2 tsp oil.
keep the flame on low ~medium and add chopped garlic & saute it for few second. Do not brown it complitly.
Add onion & capsicum & saute it. do not make it soft.
Add pineapple cubes & tomato.Saute it till the pineapple become slight soft,not much soft.
Add some water in the sauce mixture and add it.
Add some more water ,vinegar,sugar in the sauce mixture. Now make a corn flour solution by adding 1/4 ~1/2 tsp corn flour and some water. Pour the solution into it to thicken the gravy. At this stage you can taste the sauce and adjust little bit according to your taste. As the sauce already contain salt its not needed but if you want yon can add some salt.
Finialy add the fried fis & mix well. You can adjust the consistancy according to your choice.
Now sweet & sour fish is ready to be served.Serve it immediately after preparing. You can fry the fish before,chop all things required & at the time of serving prepare sauce mixture and make it quickly.
Nutritional Information per 150 gm :
Energy :179 calories
Protein : 9.5 gm
Fat : 7.1 gm
Carbohydrates : 20.0 gm
Fibre : 1.0 gm
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