Sour Fried Seafood

Sour Fried Seafood

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Servings: 4
Calories: 389


  • 1 lb mixed fish and seafood to include any of the following: king prawn; scallops; squid, cleaned and cut into rings; oysters, shelled; clams, shelled; crab claws, shelled; small whole fish, e.g. whitebait or smelt.
  • 1/4 pint oil
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 4 shallots finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 red chilli peppers seeded and finely chopped 1 tsp ground mace
  • 1/2 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1 piece tamarind soaked in 4 tbsps hot water OR 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • Pinch brown sugar
  • Salt


  • Heat the oil in a frying pan, until it begins to smoke. Fry the fish in several batches for 2 - 3 minutes per batch, or until lightly browned and cooked through. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and keep warm.
  • Grind the shallots, ginger, garlic, chillies and mace to a smooth paste in a pestle and mortar. Add the shrimp paste and blend together well.
  • Put 1 tbsp of oil into a wok and add the spice paste. Cook gently for 2 - 3 minutes. Strain in the tamarind and water, or lemon juice. The sauce should be of a thin coating consistency, add a little more water, if it is too thick.
  • Stir in the sugar, the cooked fish and salt to taste. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes, or until the fish is heated through.
Calories: 389 kcal
Carbohydrates: 11 g
Protein: 18 g
Fat: 31g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 150 mg
Sodium: 672 mg
Potassium: 385 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 634 IU
Vitamin C: 67 mg
Calcium: 85 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood
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