Sweet and Sour Sauce Fish
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Yield: 4 Servings
  • 4 (4 ounces each) tilapia fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • oil
  • ½ small yellow bell pepper, cut into cubes
  • ½ small red bell pepper, cut into cubes
  • 1 small onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  1. In a bowl, combine fish and soy sauce. Marinate for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Drain well.
  2. In a bowl, place egg. In another bowl, combine flour and salt and pepper to taste. Individually dredge fish in flour, dip in the beaten egg and then dredge again with flour to fully coat.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, heat about 1-inch deep of oil. Add battered fish fillets and cook, turning once or twice, until golden and cooked through. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  4. In a bowl, combine pineapple juice, vinegar, ketchup, sugar and salt. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add cornstarch and stir until well dispersed. Set aside.
  5. In a pan over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon oil. Add bell peppers and onions and cook, stirring regularly, until half cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.
  6. In the pan, add liquid mixture and bring to a boil, whisking regularly, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened.
  7. Add bell peppers and onions and cook for about 1 minute or until tender yet crisp. Add fried fish fillets and cook, tossing gently, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through and coated with sauce. Serve hot.
Recipe by kawaling pinoy at https://www.kawalingpinoy.com/sweet-and-sour-fish/