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Sweet & Sour Fish

Sweet and sour fish is one of the most well loved traditional Chinese dish, normally cooked with carp. The method to cook an authentic Chinese sweet and sour fish (Tang Tsu Yu) is to use what we call ‘Liu’, meaning ‘quick-fry’. The fish should be tender inside and crispy outside. Its original flavour gets reserved while the unpleasant raw fish smell would be completely removed. Many Chinese families cook this dish on a regular basis. It is considered an universal dish that has been loved by people from everywhere in China for many years.


a). For preparation of fish: 1 carp 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon cooking wine green onion ginger cornstarch oil for frying
b). For preparation of sauce: 3 dried muchrooms (soaked) 4″ green onion 2 slices of ginger 1 small bamboo shoot carrot
c). For preparation of sauce: 1 tablespoon soy sauce 6 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup soup stock 4 tablespoons chinese (black) vinegar dash of monosodium glutamate 2 tablespoons ketchup
d). Other ingredients: 1 clove garlic 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon green peas
Clean fish, remove entrails and scale. Score deeply on both sides. Place cut green onion and ginger inside fish. Pour soy sauce and cooking wine over fish. Set aside. Dry fish, roll in cornstarch. Shake off excess cornstarch. Fry fish in 375F oil until crisp Shred all ingredients in b). Heat oil and place in garlic (from part d) and fry. Add ingredients from c). Add green peas. Thicken sauce with cornstarch mixed water. Pour sauce over fish.

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information:
Yield: 4 servings
Each serving provides:

Calories: 467

Protein: 34.8 g

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