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Deep-Fried Sweet-&-Pungent Fish (Whole)

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Category: Fish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 (2-lb) fish
  • 1 sm Onion
  • 2 sl Fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ds Pepper
  • 1 ts Soy sauce
  • 1 ts Sherry
  • Cornstarch
  • Sweet-and-pungent sauce
  • Oil for deep-frying


1. Have fish cleaned and scaled, then split.

2. Mince onion and ginger root; then combine with salt, pepper, soy sauce
and sherry. Rub mixture over fish, inside and out. Let stand 30 minutes.

3. Dredge fish lightly in cornstarch. Let stand 5 minutes more.

4. Meanwhile prepare a sweet-and-pungent sauce (see recipes). Keep warm.

5. Heat oil. Add fish and deep-fry, turning and basting, until golden.
Drain on paper toweling. Then transfer to a serving platter.

6. Pour sweet-and-pungent sauce over and serve. VARIATION: In step 2, coat
fish with a mixture of 4 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons sherry, 2
tablespoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon ginger juice. Omit step 3.

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