Sweet and sour fish fillets recipe

Sweet and sour fish fillets

by Tham Jessica (@jessieinthekitchen)
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Miss dining out at restaurants? Feast at home with this simple sweet and sour fish recipe that combines sweet and savoury that could whet anyone’s appetite! This recipe will give you puffy, light, and crispy fish fillets which are deliciously crispy on the outside while keeping the fish inside juicy and tender.


6 Servings
  • 800g
    boneless grouper fillets
  • 2tsp
  • 1tsp
    white pepper
  • 1
    beaten egg
  • Some cornstarch for coating
  • Some cooking for frying the fish

INGREDIENTS (sweet and sour sauce)

  • 2tbsp
    tomato sauce
  • 2tbsp
    chilli sauce
  • 2tbsp
    Thai chilli sauce
  • 1tbsp
    HP sauce
  • 1/2cup
    of Bombay onion cubed
  • 2in
    length cucumber
  • 2
    red Chili
  • 2
    fresh baby corns
  • 3tbsp
    of water.
  • Salt and sugar to taste


  1. Lay the fish out on a cutting board, then use a kitchen knife to cut of the skin (optional) then cut them into fillets that are 5 cm wide (diagonal). The fish will burn easily if the fillet is sliced too thin.

    1. Combine the ingredients for the fish in a bowl, and then leave it to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
    1. Coat each piece of fish individually with cornstarch. Heat the oil up, carefully add the coated fillets to the heated oil. To prevent the wok from being overcrowded, keep the fish fillets equally spaced out. Fry them in hot oil until golden brown. Remove the deep-fried fish fillets. Wait until the oil reaches the proper temperature. Continue with the following batch. Once all the meat slices has been fried, wait until the oil reaches the right temperature once more before placing the fish fillets back in for an additional one to two minutes of double frying. this will aid in producing an extremely crispy and golden outside. Drain then set aside.
    1. Over low to medium heat, sauté cubed onions in a pan or wok with a little cooking oil for 2 minutes. Add the baby corn and pre-cut red chilies and cucumber cubes. Mix and stir thoroughly for 1-2 minutes. Avoid overcooking the vegetables.
    1. Add the tomato sauce, THAI chilli sauce, HP sauce, water, and sugar. The sauce and vegetables should be nicely combined. Add the fish fillets to the sauce and swirl well over high heat quickly and carefully to ensure that the fish is evenly coated for about 2 minutes. Do not overmix.
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Tham Jessica


I loved to cook and enjoyed learning about all sort of cuisines. Today, I am still in the kitchen and every chance I get, I cook. Some days it isn’t e... Read More

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