Pan Fried Sweet and Sour Whole Fish is a simple way to prepare white fish such as tilapia, sea bass or cod. Perfect for Chinese New Year, Meatless Monday or Lenten Fridays.
Heat a large frying pan with a few tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Make sure the pan is wide enough to fit your fish. Once it’s heated, cook fish for about 6 minutes per side, ensuring it’s cooked all the way through.
While the fish is cooking, combine all of the sauce ingredients, except cornstarch mixture, in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened. Remove from heat.
Remove the fish and set on a serving plate once it’s done.
Stir fry the ginger, carrots and onion for about a minute or so, until tender. Top the fish with sauce and vegetables and serve.