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Sweet Sour Fish Fillet
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How To Cook Fish Fillet with Sweet and Sour Sauce

A tasty sweet and sour fish fillet for those who like to eat fish without those tiny fish bones.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Fish Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: sweet and sour fish, sweet sour fish fillet
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Manny


For the fish:

  • 2 medium size labahita lapu-lapu or maya-maya
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups Japanese bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch for coating
  • 4 calamansi juice extracted
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • MSG or granulated seasoning

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1 piece onion quartered
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1/4 cup cucumber cubed
  • 1 piece tomato slices
  • 1 piece bell pepper sliced


How To Cook Fish Fillet with Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • Clean the fish and remove the skin. Separate the flesh from the fish bones and cut the fillet into 1 inch crosswise.
  • Rub the fillet with calamansi juice, salt, pepper and MSG.
  • Before frying, coat with cornstarch then dip in beaten eggs and roll in bread crumbs.
  • Deep fry in a medium heat until golden brown. Set aside.
  • To make the sauce, in a saucepan mix thoroughly the cornstarch and sugar in 1/4 cup water.
  • Add in onion, garlic, cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, pineapple juice, vinegar, soy sauce, and margarine.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture starts to boil.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes more until the sauce thickens then pour over fried fish fillets.
  • Serve hot.


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