Bountiful Fried Fish with Zesty Sweet Sauce
Be belly-happy with this auspicious Chinese dish for your reunion meal! This Bountiful Fried Fish with Zesty Sauce Recipe signifies a prosperous new year with abundance - 年年有余.
Servings Prep Time
4person 45minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4person 45minutes
Cook Time
  • 1 barramundi
Fish marinade
  • 1tsp salt
  • ¼tsp white pepper
  • cup chinese cooking wine
  • 1cup corn starch
  • 2tbsp egg white
  • 1cup ribena cordial 
  • ¼cup Sweet orangesqueeze juice from the orange
  • 1tbsp vinegar
  • 1tsp corn starchMixed with water, 1:1 ratio to the corn starch
Step 1: Slice the fish
  1. Fillet the fish. Keep the fish head and tail, set aside.
  2. On a chopping board, place the fillet skin side down. Make cuts deep into the meat with a 6mm-space between every cut. Section the fillet with every four cuts. Turn the fish around 90 degrees and cut vertically right to the skin.
  3. Gently mix the fish with the marinades. Set aside for 15 mins.
  4. Coat the fish fillet, head and tail with corn flour thoroughly and set aside.
Step 2: Deep fry the fish
  1. In a deep-frying pan, heat up oil to 150 degree Celsius. Hold the fish by the skin, and fry it one by one. Once it has turned light brown, set aside on a plate lined with kitchen towel. Deep fry the fish head and tail too.
  2. Heat the oil to 20 degree Celsius. Deep fry the fish for the 2nd time. Once it is done, set aside on kitchen towel.
  3. Arrange it on the serving plate.
Step 3: Prepare the sauce & ready to serve
  1. In a small saucepan, add in orange juice, Ribena cordial and vinegar. Let it simmer for 3 mins. Add in corn flour mixture, stir still it thickens.
  2. Drizzle the sauce on the fish and serve immediately.