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Chinese Seafood: Singapore Fish Recipe

Chinese Seafood: Singapore Fish Recipe

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Courses, Seafood
Cuisine China
Servings 4
Calories 211 kcal


  • 1lb white fish fillets
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsps white wine Salt and pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/2 inch thick wedges
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1 small can pineapple pieces, drained and juice reserved, or 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small can mandarin orange segments, drained and juice reserved
  • 1 small can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tsps sugar (optional)
  • Pinch salt and pepper


  • #The cuisine of Singapore was much influenced by that of China. In turn, the Chinese introduced ingredients like curry powder into their cuisine.# Starting at the tail end of the fillets, skin them using a sharp knife.
  • Slide the knife back and forth along the length of each fillet, pushing the fish flesh along as you go.
  • Cut the fish into even-sized pieces, about 2 inches square.
  • Mix together the egg white, cornstarch, wine, salt and pepper. Place the fish in the mixture and leave to stand while heating the oil.
  • When the oil is hot, fry a few pieces of fish at a time until light golden brown and crisp. Remove the fish to paper towels to drain, and continue until all the fish is cooked.
  • Remove all but 1 tbsp of the oil from the wok and add the onion. Stir-fry the onion for 1-2 minutes and add the curry powder. Cook the onion and curry powder for a further 1-2 minutes. Add the juice from the pineapple and mandarin oranges and bring to the boil.
  • Combine the cornstarch and lime juice and add a spoonful of the boiling fruit juice. Return the mixture to the wok and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Taste and add sugar if desired.
  • Add the fruit, water chestnuts and fried fish to the wok and stir to coat. Heat through 1 minute and serve immediately. #TIME# Preparation takes about 25 minutes, cooking takes about 10 minutes. #VARIATION# Chicken may be used in place of the fish and cooked in the same way. Garnish with Chinese parsley leaves if desired. #SERVING IDEA# Serve with plain rice, fried rice or cooked Chinese noodles.
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