A friend turned up on our doorstep on Thursday evening with freshly caught fish!
Then to go along with that perfect timing, i woke up on Friday morning CRAVING chinese takeaway!!! : )
I’m blaming it on the fact that i’ve been trying to ween myself off sugar… not sure if there’s a connection or not, but that’s what i’m blaming!!
So craving for chinese food + freshly caught fish
= YUMMY Baked Sweet and Sour Fish!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that i only cook easy (& frugal!) food!! But, it HAS to be yummy too!!!
And this recipe is no exception!! If you choose to try it, you seriously won’t be disappointed!!
So, Pin this for the next time you get those chinese takeaway cravings & you can make a quick yummy, healthier, frugaler (I know that’s not a real word!! : ) version!! : D
Also, if you’ve been following along with the Once-a-Month-Shopping series this is a great frugal recipe to add to your meal plan!
Especially if you know someone who can go catch you some (free) fish! : )
Fish (I used cod)
1 cup of cornflour
2 beaten eggs
1/4 cup of oil (i used canola)
salt & pepper
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of tomato sauce (ketchup)
1/2 cup of white vinegar
2 tbsp of soy sauce (i used dark)
1 tsp of sesame oil
4 cloves of freshly crushed garlic
1/2 a large, sliced green capsicum
2 chopped carrots
Preheat oven to around 175c (350f).
Chop the fish into bitesize pieces.
Combine Salt, pepper & flour.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
Heat the oil in a deep pot.
Dip each piece into the flour, then coat in the egg & put in pan of the hot oil.
(You know the oil is hot enough when the battered fish immeadiately starts sizzling. If the oil is REALLY spitting, turn the heat down & allow it to cool a little before adding more fish. If it doesn’t immeadiately sizzle, turn up the heat and wait for it to heat up a little before adding more fish.)
Cook the battered fish until light brown. You don’t want to cook it too much as it will also be cooking in the oven.
Cook up the capsicum & carrot into strips and sticks.
Put in a medium sized baking dish.
Add the battered, partially cooked fish to the vegetables.
Combine the brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, tomato sauce & crushed garlic.
Pour evenly all over the fish & veggies.
Cook in the preheated oven for about 30mins, turning the fish once.
We ate ours with rice and it was DELICIOUS : )
(note: i used dark soy sauce so the fish looked really dark.
If you want the colour to be lighter just replace with light soy sauce.)