Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet recipe originates from China. You can use different types of fish for this dish but I am using Cream Dory for this recipe. As mentioned in my previous recipes, my family isn’t really fond of fish dishes so I tried and still try to find fish recipes that they will surely like. This Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet recipe definitely passed the test.
I personally love Giligan’s Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet recipe and that’s what inspired me to make this dish. I tried to replicate their recipe and this is the closest that I got… I think? Well, you be the judge!
For the Fish:
- 1 lb cream dory fish fillet (cut into 2-inches pieces)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 large egg
- 3 cups oil (for deep-frying)
For the Sauce:
- 3/4 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 medium white onion
- 2 bell peppers (green and red)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 tbsp oil (for frying)
- 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch (mix with 2 tbsp water to make slurry, set aside)
- Make sure your fish fillets are clean and dry.
- In a large bowl, mix the following ingredients: flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and pepper
- In another bowl, whisk egg.
- Dredge the fish fillet to the flour mixture first then dip it into the egg then back to the flour mixture.
- In a wok or a deep pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the battered fish until golden brown.
- In a bowl, mix the following ingredients: pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar
- In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Add white onion, bell peppers and pineapple chunks. Stir consistently until half-cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.
- On the same pan, pour in the sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Make sure to whisk regularly.
- Add in the onions, bell peppers and pineapple chunks. Cook for 1-2 minutes more.
- Gradually add in the slurry mixture until sauce is thick and desired consistency is met.
- You may second fry the fish fillet when it softened at this point.
- Once done, you may put on your fish fillet on a plate and pour in the sauce or you may also add the fish fillet in the pan and toss until fully coated.
- Serve and enjoy!
What do you think? Have you also tried Giligan’s Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet? Is it somewhat close? Let me know in the comments!