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Sweet and Sour Tilapia
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Sweet and Sour Tilapia

Crispy Fried Tilapia cooked in a tasty sweet and sour sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: sweet and sour fish, tilapia recipe
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 1063kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 pieces tilapia cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • 1 piece red bell pepper julienne
  • 1 piece green bell pepper julienne
  • 1 piece carrot julienne
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 piece onion sliced
  • 2 thumbs ginger julienne
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 8 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 7 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup cooking oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Apply Knorr Liquid Seasoning all over the tilapia. Let it stand for 10 minutes so that the fish can absorb the flavor of the seasoning.
  • Heat around 1 cup of cooking oil in a pan. Once the oil gets hot, fry the fish until the color turns golden brown. Flip to fry the opposite side. Remove from the pan. Place on a clean plate. Set aside.
  • Make the sauce by heating 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in a cooking pot. Saute onion and garlic for 10 seconds. Add ginger. Saute for 12 seconds.
  • Pour white vinegar and water. Let boil.
  • Add tomato ketchup. Stir until it completely dilutes in the mixture.
  • Add sugar. Stir until the sugar gets fully incorporated.
  • Put carrots and bell peppers. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water. Mix well. Pour into the cooking pot. Stir until sauce thickens.
  • Season with salt and ground black pepper. Add a piece of tilapia and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with rice. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 1063kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 94g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1062mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 4991IU | Vitamin C: 90mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg