Chinese New Year Whole Fish With Sweet and Sour Vegetables

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe comes from a Chinese friend. Simple and delicious especially when she made it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Score the fish flesh, cutting 3-4 diagonal slits through to the bone on both sides.
  2. Season with salt rubbing the salt into the cuts.
  3. Cook under a preheated grill 4 minutes each side. Alternatively bbq it.
  4. Meanwhile heat a wok, add a little oil, add ginger, chilli and vegetables tossing well over high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add soy and oyster sauces, sugar, vinegar and sesame oil and bring to the boil.
  6. In a bowl mix cornflour to a smooth paste with some cold water, add to the pan and simmer until sauce thickens.
  7. Place fish on serving platter and spoon sauce and vegetables over the top.
Most Helpful

Really enjoyed this! I reduced the sauce too much so just added a cup of water and it was fine (pineapple juice would be good too!) - I plan to use this yummy sauce as THE sweet and sour for use with all meats, tofu and veg! Thank you!

Sc4r1ett February 09, 2008

We made this last night with a fish my kids caught, and it was wonderful. There wasn't a drop of fish or vegetables left over. We grilled the fish outside on the BBQ instead of in the oven, and I put a whole sprig of rosemany inside the fish, which also gave it a nice flavor.

SheCooksToConquer September 04, 2007

Great combination of broiled whole fish and sweet & sour veggies. I have used gilthead sea bream and the flavours worked very well together. It is simple to made and delcious as Wendy promised it. I follwoed the recipe exactyl, except that I broiled my fish 2 minutes longer on each side until its was done.Thank you for sharing.

Thorsten February 17, 2007