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Asian Sweet and Sour Cod

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Asian cod recipe. Asian marinated meaty cod with a crispy coating, colorful tender-crisp veggies, all glazed with a sweet-sour sauce.















1 pound cod fillets
2 tablespoons chinese (xiao xiang) wine
or sherry
¼ cup soy sauce, tamari
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon ginger
2 clove garlic
½ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
1 large eggs
¼ cup cornstarch
peanut oil
for frying, or other suitable oil
½ cup sweet bell peppers
cut into 1-inch squares
½ cup carrots
peeled, cut on diagonal
¼ cup bamboo shoots
½ cup pineapple
slices, quartered
½ cup onions
¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
¼ teaspoon salt
Sweet and sour sauce
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
1 tablespoon white wine
3 tablespoons vinegar
½ cup pineapple juice
3 tablespoons sauce
or catsup
½ cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch


Marinated Cod

  1. Rinse the fish with cold water and pat dry with paper toweling. Cut into 1-inch (2 ½ cm) cubes and place into a glass bowl or shallow baking dish.

  2. Combine the wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and ½ teaspoon monosodium glutamate (if using) and mix well. Pour the mixture over the fish; toss to coat and marinate for ½ hour.

Sweet and sour sauce

  1. Add the sugar, soy sauce, wine, vinegar, pineapple juice and ketchup; to a saucepan over medium heat; bring to boil.

  2. Mix the cornstarch and water until smooth. Add to sauce; stir until thickened. Makes roughly 2 cups of sweet and sour sauce. Remove from heat until ready to use.

Crispy Cod

  1. Heat enough oil for frying the fish in a pot or deep-fryer. In a small bowl, mix the egg and cornstarch to form a stiff batter. Drain marinade from the cod well, pat dry and combine with the batter.

  2. Carefully add the battered cod into the hot oil, one piece at a time. Fry until crispy and golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels and keep warm.


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet (or wok) over medium-high heat until two tablespoons of oil is shimmering hot. Add remaining ingredients and stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are tender-crisp.

  2. Add the sweet and sour sauce, combine and reheat until hot, about one minute. Add the crispy cod and toss to coat.

Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Asian cod recipe. Asian marinated meaty cod with a crispy coating, colorful tender-crisp veggies, all glazed with a sweet-sour sauce.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 327g (11.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 35014% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 1634mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 60g
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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