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Sweet and Sour Fish

The breaded fish with the sweet and sour sauce is so delicious and satisfying. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: fish, sour, sweet
Author: Mia

Ingredients

  • 4 cod fish fillet or any white-fleshed fish
  • 1 block tofu cut in cubes
  • tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cooking oil for frying
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed and minced
  • 1 large onion sliced in big portions
  • 1 knob ginger julienned
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 large green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper sliced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar add more if needed
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch diluted in 1 tbsp water thickening agent

Instructions

Coating and frying the fish fillets and tofu

  • Wash and clean the fish fillets and cut them into approx 1 in. x 1 in. (or your desired size). Season with salt and pepper and coat in flour individually.
  • Pat dry tofu with kitchen towels the cut in cubes preferably the same size as fish. Season with salt and pepper and coat in flour individually.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add tofu and cook, turning once or twice, until golden and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Set aside
  • In the same pan. Add coated fish fillets and cook until golden and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Set aside

Making the sweet and sour sauce

  • In a small bowl. Combine water, tomato sauce,sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Set aside 
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon oil. Saute onion, ginger, and garlic until translucent. Add the pre-mix sauce you just made and let simmer for 3-4 minutes. Taste and adjust according to your preference.
  • Add the sliced green and red bell peppers and simmer again until vegetables are softer/tender. Add the cornstarch diluted in water gradually until desired thickness of the sauce is reached.
  • Add fried fish fillets and tofu and cook, tossing gently, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through and coated with sauce. Bon Appetit!