Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 mins
You really can use any large meaty fillets of fish for this, cod, snapper and tilapia are good. You might want to double this recipe, this is really good!
- 2 lbs halibut fillets (cut into about 1-inch pieces)
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups flour
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 2 cups water
- 4 cups favorite sweet and sour sauce (homemade or purchased, or to taste)
- 1 large bell pepper, seeded and coarsley chopped (use red bell pepper)
- 4 cups vegetable oil (for deep-frying)
- Toss the fish pieces with 1/4 cup cornstarch in a medium bowl to coat.
- In a small bowl whisk together flour, 6 tablespoons oil, baking powder, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper; gradually add in 2 cups water, whisking until batter is smooth.
- Pour over the coated fish cubes and stir with wooden spoon to coat; let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile on top of the stove heat the sweet and sour sauce (you can use any amount of sauce that you desired) in a saucepan with the chopped bell pepper; simmer for about 20 minutes or just until the pepper if firm-tender; keep sauce warm on top of the stove.
- Heat about 4 cups oil in a wok or deep saucepan to 375°F.
- Add in batter-coated fish pieces to hot oil in batches, and fry until crisp and golden (about 4 minutes).
- Using a slotted spoon, remove and transfer to a paper towel-lined bowl or plate to drain.
- Arrange the fish on a platter and spoon the sweet and sour sauce over fish.
- Serve with rice.
1/15/09 Scrumptious! - I have made a few of Kittencal's recipe's and they never disappoint. The batter on this is light and crunchy. The amount is very generous. I halved the recipe and it was still a generous volume of food. Thank you so much for posting, I will be making this again.
Nice little crispy nuggets of fish with yummy sauce! I couldn't find halibut so used tilapia.I halved the recipe. Went great with your wonderful sweet and sour sauce. Thanks!