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Sweet and Sour Fish

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Sweet and sour fish
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: fish, sweet and sour
Servings: 2
Calories: 825 kcal
  • 1 smaller fish ,750g around
  • leek onion shreds ,for decoration
  • 1 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine or beer
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 thumb ginger ,shredded
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • oil for deep-frying


  • 4 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar or 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. chopped scallion
  • 1 tsp. chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch + 1 tbsp. water
  1. Clean the fish and then make 3-4 vertical cuts on the fish firstly. And then turn over the fish and make 2 smaller cuts on the chunk. We are doing this for better flavoring and more shells.
  2. Spread salt and cooking wine on the fish both on the surface and inside. Then place scallion and ginger shreds inside the fish and marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Clean the fish and remove scallion and ginger sections.
  4. Heat oil in a wok until 160 degree C.
  5. Coat the fish with cornstarch. Remember to coat the smaller cuts we made in step 1 too. Set aside for 2-3 minutes.
  6. (optional) Hold the fish tail and let the head down, and then drizzle the hot oil on the fish meat to help fix the shape. Place the fish in and fry until golden brown. Turn over twice. Keep slow fire all the time. This process may take 6-8 minutes depending on your fire.
  7. During the process of deep-frying, prepare another smaller pot, add all the ingredients for sweet and sour sauce expect starch water and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in starch water and cook until the sauce is well thickened.
  8. Drizzle the sweet and sour sauce after the fish is transfer to serving plate.
  9. Place some leek onion shreds for decorating.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Fish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 825 Calories from Fat 198                                                                                               % Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g                                                                                                                                                        34%
Saturated Fat 7g                                                                                                                                                       35%
Cholesterol 265mg                                                                                                                                            88%
Sodium 1740mg                                                                                                                                                  73%
Potassium 1800mg                                                                                                                                            51%
Total Carbohydrates 57g                                                                                                                              19%
Sugars 36g
Protein 91g                                                                                                                                                           182%
Vitamin A                                                                                                                                                                41.3%
Vitamin C                                                                                                                                                                4.8%
Calcium                                                                                                                                                                    4%
Iron                                                                                                                                                                          13.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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