In My Kitchen: Fried Talakitok with Sweet and Sour SauceSunday, January 30, 2011
I noticed that majority of my family's food intake during these past few weeks is more of pork and chicken. We seldom eat fish and veggies. Aside from the fact that we need to be health-conscious since the husband's cholesterol level isn't good, according to the result of his recent medical exam, I have to train Thea (and eventually Yohan) to eat more nutritious foods to remain healthy. To achieve this, I will start to go "on a fish and veggie weekend", that is, a fish dish on Saturdays and vegetables on Sundays or vice versa.
Today, I prepared a fish dish called Fried Talakitok with Sweet and Sour Sauce.
Here's my own version of Talikitok with Sweet and Sour Sauce.Pardon me on some errors in culinary terms because I'm just a chef-wannabe.
2 pcs Talakitok (or any fish of ychoice)
For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:
3 tbsp. Tomato paste
1 pc medium sized onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pc tomato, chopped
1 pc carrot, diced
1 pc, red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup cornstarch, diluted in water
salt and pepper to taste
Heat enough oil in a frying pan. Coat the fish with salt. Once the oil is hot, fry the fish until golden brown. When cooked, remove from oil andset aside in the serving platter.
To prepare the sweet and sour sauce, saute onion, garlic, ginger and tomato. Add carrots and tomato paste. Add 2 cups water. Add salt and pepper. Simmer until the carrots is cooked (but still crunchy). Add the bell pepper and simmer for 2 minutes. Transfer the sauce in a bowl and serve together with the fried talakitok.
What do you think about my recipe?