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Swimming Sweet & Sour Fish

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Ingredients
  Soy sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Salad oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry sherry 3 Tablespoon
  Whole trout 3 Pound (4 Pieces)
  Cornstarch 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Sweet and sour vegetable sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Prepare sweet and sour vegetable sauce and set aside.
Clean fish, rinse, and dry with paper towels.
Mix sherry and soy and brush over surface and cavity of each fish; sprinkle lightly with salt.
Lightly coat outside of fish with cornstarch; shake off excess.
In a wide frying pan, pour salad oil to a depth of 1/2 inch and heat to 360° on a deep-frying thermometer.
Cook fish, without crowding, until skin is crusty and fish flakes in thickest part when prodded with a fork (about 2 to 3 minutes on a side).
Unlike a flour coating, cornstarch will become crusty, but not brown.
Drain on paper towels.
If all the fish won't fit in the pan at once, cook in two batches.
Keep fish warm while you finish the sauce.With a slotted spoon, ladle vegetables from sauce onto a large heated platter.
To simulate rippling water, use the prongs of a fork to guide vegetables into parallel lines.
Place hot trout on vegetables, then pour remaining sauce over fish.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Fish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2986 Calories from Fat 1305

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 146 g224.4%

Saturated Fat 18.2 g91.1%

Trans Fat 1 g

Cholesterol 789.3 mg263.1%

Sodium 2228.6 mg92.9%

Total Carbohydrates 106 g35.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.49 g2%

Sugars 50.9 g

Protein 283 g566.1%

Vitamin A 15.5% Vitamin C 18.4%

Calcium 58.7% Iron 115.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Swimming Sweet & Sour Fish Recipe