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Deep Fried Tilapia in Sweet and Sour Sauce

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Sweet and sour is a combination that originally came from Asia. Several Asian food (mostly of Chinese origin) adopted this blend. Based on articles, the Chinese (particularly the Cantonese) were the one€™s who originally came up with the thought of mixing these two different flavors.
  Tilapia 1
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Red And Green)
  Cooking oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Ginger 1 , cut into strips
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomato paste 3 Tablespoon
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Carrot 1 Small, cut into strips

1.Fry the Tilapia
1.1 Place the cooking oil in the pan and apply heat.
1.2 When the oil is hot enough, put the fish in the pan.
1.3 When the immersed side of the fish is brown and crispy, flip the fish to let the other side cook.
1.4 Once the fish is fully cooked, remove from pan and set aside
2. Prepare the sauce
2.1 In a clean pan, saute the garlic, onion, carrots, ginger, and bell pepper (red and green)
2.2 Add 2 cups of water and simmer for 5 mins
2.3 Put-in the tomato paste, sugar, and vinegar then mix thoroughly
2.4 Add-in the cornstarch to thicken the sauce (make sure to dilute the cornstarch in 1/2 cup water before adding it in)
3. Pour the sauce on top of the Tilapia.
4. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Deep Fried
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Want a little Asian twist to your fresh tilapia dish? Try making it with Panlasang Pinoy for he is showing how to prepare fish in the most popular Asian taste. He is preparing a delicious sweet and sour sauce for the deep fried tilapia. The whole deep fried fish looks mouth-watering but when served with sweet and sour sauce on top, the taste improves many folds. This video is one of those few videos where we get to see the recipe written in English. So, if you have been yearning to try Filipino recipe from

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1355 Calories from Fat 1015

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 115 g176.6%

Saturated Fat 16.6 g83.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 21.2 mg7.1%

Sodium 73 mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 76 g25.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.6%

Sugars 60.4 g

Protein 12 g24.7%

Vitamin A 95.5% Vitamin C 121.3%

Calcium 7.2% Iron 9.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Deep Fried Tilapia In Sweet And Sour Sauce Recipe Video