What happened to becoming Julia?
If you are on Instagram, you should know that I have been cooking. No complicated dishes though. Just simple ones that can be prepared in just an hour (or less). And since melbie said, she would love to see more cooking posts on easy-to-prepare/cook dishes, I reckon that it is a great idea to sprout this topic of me wanting to expand my cooking skills beyond the ‘OK lah‘ level (as my husband put it).
This is not the first time I tried on cooking Sweet & Sour Fish. In fact, back when I wasn’t married yet… I thought I was a good cook cos I had single-handedly ran my mom’s food stall when she was away on vacation for two weeks. But being married to a guy who trains other people to cook, I kind of lost my cooking confidence. Seriously.
This is one easy ALTERNATIVE to cook Sweet & Sour Fish. I say easy because you don’t really have that much of ingredients to prepare compared to the authentic sweet and sour recipe.
- Fish (whole or you can opt for fish slice)
- Hong Kong Mixed Ginger (it has Halal stamp on it by the way)
- Maggie tomato sauce
- Salt to taste
*reminder : i do not have exact measurement of the ingredients as I pour everything based on instinct (konon).
1. Tossed the juice from the mixed ginger.
2. Heat pan with oil and saute garlic till golden brown. (in my case, until keluar wangi)
3. Pour the mixed ginger and saute for 1-2 minutes.
4. Pour in tomato sauce. Stir on low fire for a few minutes. Taste accordingly. If you feel the sauce is too thick to your liking, you can use the tossed juice from the mixed ginger to make the sauce more watery.
5. Pour the sweet & sour sauce onto the fried fish (I fried the fish earlier).
Done in just 20 minutes!
The color may not look as salivating cos, you know, preserved ingredients. But if you prefer fresh ingredients such as cucumber and red capsicum. By all means, do. The only downside is, you might be cooking/preparing more than 20 minutes.
The Hubs verdict:
- OK lah. In other words, boleh pakai juga lah untuk masak di rumah.
- Sauce too thick. Hence, fish was not entirely covered with sauce.
That’s the Julia in me sharing with you.
Til next post!