WS #41: Sweet and Sour Fish

I’ve already posted a Sweet and Sour Fish and a Sweet and Sour Shrimp entry before.  I used the exact same recipe for both.  Yesterday, I cooked sweet and sour fish for lunch and if I may say so myself, it looked so much better than my first sweet and sour fish. Here, take a look at yesterday’s superstar at the dining table…

I again used the same recipe except for one little substitution.  Instead of pineapple chunks, I used canned mandarin oranges.  Being huge fans of sweet and sour dishes, lunch was a big hit for Hubby and my little princess.

I used catfish fillets, which I cut into quarters.  Frying was tedious as usual, but they came out nicely…

So you won’t have to hop to my previous entries for the recipe, I’m sharing it with you yet again. :)  That ought to save you some time .  Hee hee.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

2 carrots, thinly sliced diagonally
1/2 c water
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/3 c vinegar
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp soy sauce
about 13 1/2 oz mandarin oranges (1 can is 11 oz.)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped

Fish Batter
3/4 c water
2/3 c flour
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

*Don’t forget the fish fillets!  I used about 1 to 1.5 lbs.


* Heat carrots and water to boiling.  Cover and cook until crisp tender (about 8-10 minutes).

* In a saucepan, mix brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch and soy sauce.

* Stir in carrots (with liquid), pineapple (with liquid), and the green and red bell peppers.

* Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.  Boil and stir for 1 minute then keep warm.

* Dip fish fillets into batter with tongs then fry a few pieces at a time until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.

* Arrange the fillets on a platter.

* Pour the sauce over the fish.  Serve with hot rice.

Tomorrow is the start of yet a new day for me.  My running shoes are ready.  Let’s see where they take me.  Much as I want to avoid the kitchen though, that’s just next to impossible.  I just won’t eat what I cook…not too much, at least?  Haha!  One thing’s for sure, no weight loss or Spawn supplements for me. :P

I have another Weekend Snapshot entry:  Pretty in Pink at the Park

Have a great week ahead, y’all!

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16 Responses to “WS #41: Sweet and Sour Fish”

  1. SandyCarlson says:

    Looks delicious to me.

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  2. peachkins says:

    it looks good….

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  4. iska says:

    That’s definitely a star! Looks really delicious…

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  5. Cookie says:

    yummy!! craving bigla :)

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  6. That is very delicious food. Have a nice eating hehehhe. Mine is up too.

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  7. avril says:

    Hmm, my mouth waters. I also enjoy sweet and sour. Will try your recipe.


  8. mikky says:

    looks so inviting… :)


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  10. caryl says:

    Hi! I’ve been reading your blogs for a while now and I’ve just come ‘out of lurking’. :) I tried your sweet & sour recipe and it was a hit at home! I posted about it here:
    I’m looking forward to trying out all the recipes you have posted & will post in the future! More power & God Bless you & your family!
    P.S. – Abby is so smart & adorable!Ü

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  11. caryl says:

    Hi Munchkin Mommy, thanks so much for the comment! I feel so honored that you visited my blog and commented, hihi!Ü Good day!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    You’re very welcome, Caryl! You made me laugh. Hee hee. Good day to you, too!


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