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Sweet and Sour Pompano

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Servings: 3
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 large pompano innards and gills removed
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 to2 cups sweet and sour sauce use half the amount of this sweet and sour sauce recipe


  • Wash the fish thoroughly in running water. Let the liquid drip.
  • Make incisions on both sides of the fish. This will let the fish absorb the seasonings and will help it cook quicker.
  • Rub the salt all over the fish. You can add more salt to rub in the cavity of the fish. Let it stay for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the cooking oil in a wide frying pan.
  • Once the oil gets hot, carefully lay the fish on the frying pan. Watch out for splattering oil. Fry for 8 to 10 minutes in medium heat or until the fish turns golden brown. Turn the fish over to fry the other side. Cook the opposite side for 8 minutes. If you want to prevent the oil from splattering, try this fried pompano recipe.
  • Remove the fried fish from the frying pan and arrange in a serving plate.
  • Top the fish with sweet and sour sauce.
  • Serve with warm rice. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 3g