Sweet and Sour Fish

"I really enjoy eating this dish but it just takes so long to make it. The only things I change is I left out the egg and used milk to dip the fish and I used vegetable oil as I couldn’t find groundnut oil. I also use can pineapple so I can use the juice. This recipe comes from a book called 'The Asian Kitchen' (The best of Chinese and Far Eastern cooking) by Lilian Wu"
Sweet and Sour Fish created by Chef floWer
Ready In:
1hr 10mins



  • Put the fish in a bowl. Sprinkle over the five-spice powder and soy sauce, then toss gently.
  • Cover and leave to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • Dip the fish in the egg, then in the cornflour, shaking off any excess.
  • Half-fill a wok with oil and heat to 190oc. Deep fry the fish in batches for about 2 minutes until golden.
  • Drain and keep warm. Carefully pour off all the oil from the wok and wipe clean.
  • To make the sauce, blend together in a bowl the cornflour, water, pineapple juice, rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, ketchup and rice wine or sherry. Miz well then set aside.
  • Heat the wok until hot. Add 2 teaspoons of the oil and swirl it around. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for a few seconds. Add the spring onions and green capsicum and stir-fry over a medium heat for 2 minutes. Add pineapple.
  • Pour in the sauce and cook, stirring until thickened. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and add seasoning to taste.
  • Pour the sauce over the fish and serve at once.
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  1. Chef floWer
    Sweet and Sour Fish Created by Chef floWer
  2. mightyro_cooking4u
    I enjoyed this dish. I used white sugar because I didn't have caster. No pineapple chunks, used hot green peppers I had frozen from the garden. Served over rice. Made for Make My Recipe.
  3. mightyro_cooking4u
    Sweet and Sour Fish Created by mightyro_cooking4u
  4. chia2160
    i made this dish with shrimp and served it with your stir fried rice noodles, great combination. i used 1 tbsp of white vinegar for an extra sour kick and used the juice from the canned pineapples. this was easy to make and had alot of flavor.
  5. Peter J
    Sweet and Sour Fish Created by Peter J

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