Sweet and sour is a generic term that encompasses many styles of sauce, cuisine and cooking methods. It has long been popular in North America and Europe, where it is stereotypically considered a component of standard Chinese cuisine. It does in fact originate from China, and is now also used in some American (including American Chinese cuisine) and European cuisines.
Try this Sweet and Sour Tilapia recipe from Panlasang Pinoy.
1 pc whole Tilapia
1 tbsp garlic
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup bell pepper (red and green)
1 cup cooking oil
1 medium sized onion,chopped
1 thumbs ginger, cut into strips
2 cups water
3 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 small carrot, 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!