Sweet and Sour Fish

"An excellent and very simple dish from Jill Dupleix"
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  • Put dried mushrooms for the sauce in a bowl of boiling water and let soak 30 minutes.
  • Peel and slice ginger, then cut in very fine matchsticks.
  • To make the sauce, drain and finely slice the mushrooms, discarding the stems.
  • Mix the cornstarch and vinegar together to make a slurry, place in a small saucepan with the sugar, ketchup, salt, soy sauce, sherry, water or stock and mushrooms.
  • Rinse the bean sprouts and shake dry.
  • Heat half the oil in a frying pan , add the ginger and fry 1 minute, stirring then lift out with a slotted spoon and add to the sauce.
  • Fry the bean sprouts in the pan 30 seconds, then divide on four warmed dinner plates.
  • Coat fish fillets lightly with cornstarch.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the pan and fry fish for around 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.
  • Place on the bean sprouts and spoon the hot sauce over, scatter with green onions and serve with rice or noodles.

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  1. While I was going through your recipes, I saw this and knew my BF would love it, not to mention it sounded wonderful to me too :) I made it along with a salad and mashed potatoes. The fish was enjoyed by us both, and my BF said it was one of the best fish dishes he has ever had. This is a "Do Again" meal for us. Delicious!


I live about 20 minutes away from Vancouver, British Coumbia in the Historic Little Fishing City of Ladner, BC, this photo is just a view from one of the many little Islands that surround Vancouver Island and Vancouver. I am close to many Berry and Fruit Farms, Organic Farms and plentiful Seafood. I am currently a part-time Private Chef for a client in Vancouver , she keeps my job very interesting snd challenging. I am always looking for recipes to prepare for her. Most of the recipes I post have been successful with clients or family over the years however I am pretty lazy about entering them in my cookbook, but I am getting better. Also after being online for years I am utilizing Recipezaar as a means to organize all my online saved recipes and recipes yet to try. My other work days are working with my Dad in the Family Business which is in Transportation . It says passions, well, I guess I have a passion for the search, the pouring over of recipes in cookbooks and the internet, most of the time I don't end up making any of them but I just love to look.
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