Friday, October 9, 2009

Simple Sweet and Sour Grouper Cut (Tomato Sauce) Recipe

I would normally buy a whole grouper fish (ikan kerapu) from my regular fishmonger. I will get him to cut the fish into chunks and after cleaning it I would keep some fillet to cook porridge for my little toddler, while reserving the fish head for a hot spicy curry dish. Kerapu flesh has nice texture and full of natural sweetness. It is a very suitable fish for a sweet and sour tomato dish. Here is a simple short cut recipe for Sweet and Sour Grouper.

Grouper, 2 cuts
Corn flour, 2 table spoons
Garlic, 3 pcs, chopped finely
Onions, 1 pc, cut into four
Tomato sauce, 7 table spoons
Salt to taste
A dash of sugar

Coat the grouper cut with some corn flour and a little salt. Deep the grouper cut until it turns golden brown in colour. Drain away excess oil and put aside, Heat up wok and put in 1 table spoon of vegetable oil Sautéed garlic until fragrant. Add a little water. Put in the tomato sauce, onions, sugar and salt to taste. Bring to a boil. The gravy should be thick and not too watery. Pour the sweet and sour gravy over the deep fried grouper. Serve with white rice.


mNhL said...

Ohh....I like this dish!! Especially the deep fried crispy area (around the side).

Christine said...

sounds delicious, will have to try it, the magic words for me are 'simple'.

CheaHSan said...

Pete can you please slow slow come? Have not 'digested' you already ["choot choi"] come out with new dishes. Need to work one you know, everyday blog blog blog no work later eat log instead of rice. Cari duit dulu then only can cari makan bro.. :lol:

Pete said...

mNhl : I also like to eat the crispy area...nice!

Christine : Quite simple except the fish frying part, oil splashed all over the kitchen...LOL!

Bro Cheah : Have to clear my hard disk lah....piling up with too many food photos already...ha ha ha!

ladyviral said...

Just like the way mama makes them :P.

suituapui said...

I prefer more sauce...and I always mix with the rice and eat! Drool!!! Friday today - fish day! Wonder whether my old lady's cooking sweet and sour fish or not... Hahahahaha! said...

wao.... grouper is my hubby favorite, big big one - not 'lor kor' (tough) meh ? if not then i will try.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Pete , give u a small tip , invest in an electric deep fryer and do all your deep fried stuffs in it , no mess and easy clean up.... I use it very often as my kids like deep fried food .

Donna said...

hmmm.. are u a cook?

Pete said...

ladyviral : This one papa made...he he he!

STP : Actually I made more sauce...the photo for presentation only lar...sauce is yummy!

Mommy : Don't buy too big, very likely loh kor! Around one and a half feet in length just nice!

Housefly : Hah, good idea, I will check it out!

Dolly : Sometime, I simply hentam...hope it turn out nice, but my wifey kepala pening with me experimenting with food! LOL!