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Fish in hot and sour sauce

QuickMain MealsOther Chinese
Serves 4Time 30 minsFish in Hot Sour Sauce

This Thai recipe adds a fantastic flavor to fish

Fat - total 16g 23%
Fat - saturated 2g 9%
Salt 481mg 21%
Protein 22g 44%
Carbs 44g 14%
Sugar 7g 7%
Energy 1729kJ 20%

% based on an adult’s recommended daily intake


  • ( 400 grams) Bassa (basa), raw
  • ( 2 tbsp) Cornstarch (cornflour)
  • ( 4 tbsp) Vegetable oil
  • ( 150 ml) Liquid stock, prepared from reduced-salt stock cube or powder
  • ( 5 tsp) Reduced-salt soy sauce
  • ( 5 tsp) Low-salt/no-added-salt tomato paste
  • ( 6 tsp) White-wine vinegar
  • ( 1 long) Raw red chilli
  • ( 2 tbsp) Raw sugar
  • ( 1 cup) Green beans
  • ( 3 medium) Bok choy or choy sum, raw
  • ( 1 cup) Brown rice


  1. Cook the rice, following the instructions on the rice packet.
  2. Cut the fish into strips and coat with half the cornflour. Shake to remove any excess.
  3. In a large pan add the oil and fry the fish until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan and wipe the pan clean.
  4. To the pan, add the stock, soy sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, chopped chilli, sugar, trimmed beans, and bok choy or choy sum.
  5. When the vegetables are cooked to your liking, add the remaining cornflour mixed with 50mL (about four teaspoons) of water. Allow the mixture to thicken.
  6. Return the fish to the sauce. Serve with rice.
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