Sweet and sour fish

17 Jan

Mmm…my favorite recipe of the sweet-n-sours

2lbs tilapia, cod, halibut or any other whitefish (cut into 1” chunks)
1 green pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 red pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 large onion, sliced into 8-12 wedges
1 can pineapple chunks or rings, with juice
oil for frying

2 cups flour
6 Tbsp oil
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
2 cups water

Sweet and sour sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice from can
1/4 cup ketchup

First, make the make sweet and sour sauce. In a large frying pan, mix vinegar, sugar, salt, orange juice, pineapple juice and ketchup. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until it has evaporated to the consistency of maple syrup. Add pineapple chunks to the sauce and set aside.

In a bowl whisk together flour, 6 Tbsp of oil, baking powder, seasoning salt, and cayenne pepper. Add 2 cups of water, whisking until the batter is smooth. Dunk fish into batter to coat.

In a deep frying pan over medium-high heat, fry fish pieces in batches for four minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep warm in the oven.

Heat a dash oil in a large frying pan. Stir fry green and red peppers, carrot and onions for three minutes. Add to sweet and sour sauce and heat.

Serve the fish over hot white rice, with sweet and sour sauce pour over the top.


One Response to “Sweet and sour fish”

  1. Mark and Kendra March 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    mmmmmm…yummy….oh yeah…this was nearly (tofu instead of fish) our dinner last Wednesday night…warning: could cause labor contractions!!

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