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Sweet and Sour Fish Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 2lbs tilapia, cod, halibut or any other white fish (cut into 1” chunks)
  • 1 large green pepper (cut into 1” chunks)
  • 1 large tomato (cut into 1” chunks)
  • 1 large onion (cut into 1” chunks)
  • 1 can pineapple chunks (with juice)
  • Oil (for deep frying)
  • Breading-
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups of water
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce-
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A ¼ cup of orange juice
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Toss fish with cornstarch in a bowl and coat well. In another bowl whisk together flour, 6 tablespoons of oil, baking powder, seasoning salt, and cayenne pepper.
  2. A little at a time, add 2 cups of water whisking until the batter has become smooth.
  3. Pour batter over the coated fish pieces and stir to coat.
    In a deep frying fry fish pieces in batches for 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep warm in the oven.
  4. In a wok heat a tiny bit of oil. Stir fry green pepper and onions for 3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. To make a sweet and sour sauce – In the wok mix vinegar, sugar, salt, orange juice, pineapple juice, and ketchup.
  6. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in 1/8 cup of juice, pour into the sauce and stir until sauce has thickened.
  7. Add tomatoes and pineapple chunks to the sauce and heat.
  8.  In a large serving dish mix fish pieces, sauce and green pepper and onions. Serve with white rice.