How To Cook The Best Sweet And Sour Tilapia

sweet and sour tilapia in a bowl top with carrots
sweet and sour tilapia in a bowl top with carrots
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Best Sweet And Sour Tilapia Recipe

A savory seafood dish made of Tilapia that is complemented with a classic sweet and sour sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Seafood Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 234kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 4 pcs Tilapia medium, washed, and cleaned.
  • 1 pc Onion medium and cut into strips
  • 2 pcs Tomatoes cut into strips
  • 1 thumb Ginger cut into strips
  • 1 pc Carrots cut into strips
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch diluted in 1/2 cup of water
  • 6 pcs Young Onion cut into 2-inch long
  • 1 cup Oil


  • Cut each side of the fish. Then put 1/2 tsp salt inside of the fish cut.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry the fish until golden brown.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in another pan, saute onion, tomato, carrot, and ginger. Mix until softened.
  • Pour the water, ketchup, and sprinkle it with salt, ground black pepper.
  • Mix until the mixture boils.
  • Then, pour in the vinegar and add sugar.
  • Now, pour the diluted corn starch into the pan.
  • Then, carefully add the fish. Simmer for 2 minutes only.
  • Transfer onto a serving plate and top it with bell pepper and young onion.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1133mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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