CRISPY TILAPIA TROPICALE

CRISPY TILAPIA TROPICALE is another dish that Tilapia or any fish lovers would enjoy. I personally love Tilapia especially when it is paksiw or fried. Those two fave Tilapia dishes always call for extra rice and ice cold soda. Now let's try this another dish.

Ingredients:

For the pineapple sweet-sour sauce
1/2 cup crushed pineapple,syrup included
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp banana ketchup
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp julienned carrots
1 1/2 tbsp julienned red bell pepper
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbsp water

3 pieces tilapia, filleted and sliced into strips
salt and pepper
oil for deep-frying
leeks, sliced into strips for garnish

Procedure:

1. Make the pineapple sweet-sour sauce:
   Combine crushed pineapple, water, sugar, banana ketchup,
   soy sauce, salt, and vinegar. Bring to a boil then simmer for 5 to 6 minutes.
   Add carrots and red bell pepper and cook until slightly soft, about 1 minute.
   Add dissolved cornstarch and continue to cook until sauce is thick. Set aside.
2. Season tilapia strips with salt and pepper.
   Deep-fry a few pieces at a time until crispy and
   golden brown. drain on paper towels.
4. Arrange tilapia strips on a serving platter.
   Pour sauce on top and garnish with sliced leeks.