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Sweet and Sour Red Snapper

This is a recipe for sweet and sour red snapper
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Fish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 medium to large sized red snapper scales and entrails removed
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup cooking oil

Sweet and sour sauce ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 10 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 small green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • ¾ cup tomato ketchup
  • 5 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch diluted in ¼ cup water


  • Rubs salt all over the fish including the cavity. Let it stay for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Pan-fry both sides of the red snapper until it turns golden brown. Remove the fish from the pan, set aside.
  • Prepare the sweet and sour sauce by boiling pineapple juice. Add sugar. Stir until well blended.
  • Add ketchup and vinegar. Let the liquid re-boil.
  • Stir-in the garlic powder and then add the bell peppers and onion. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour the cornstarch and water mixture. Stir. Cook until the texture reaches desired thickness.
  • Arrange the fried fish on a serving plate. Pour sweet and sour sauce on top.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 2g