Sweet and Sour Alumahan

Sweet and Sour Alumahan
Sweet and Sour Alumahan Recipe. Alumahan is one of the very common fish in the Philippines. The fish is very affordable and always available in public markets and most supermarkets in Manila.

Sweet and Sour Alumahan Recipe

In fact I do have a couple of alumahan post, check them out to find out about how I cooked them.

Fried Fish, Pritong Alumahan
Inihaw na Alumahan

Now if you are still looking for recipe of other sweet and sour fish just click the lick list below to check the recipes.

Sweet and Sour Tasmanian Salmon
Binukadkad na Maya Maya, Sweet and Sour Style
Sweet and Sour Swordfish Steak
Escabeche, Escabecheng Barramundi
Escabecheng Talakitok
Escabecheng Tangiugue
Sweet and Sour Maya Maya

Sweet and Sour Alumahan - Recipe

Today I would like to share an alumahan recipe that is affordable using ingredients that are equally common in Pinoy households. Cooking is fairly easy and simple. Here is the recipe of my Sweet and Sour Alumahan.


1/2-1 kilo alumahan
3-4 cloves garlic, peeled, crushed, chopped
1 medium size onion, peeled, sliced
1 small size carrot, skinned, cut into strips
1 medium size bell pepper, trimmed, de-seeded cut into strips
2-3 stalks spring onion, trimmed, cut into diagonal slices
1-2 ling green chili, cut into diagonal slices
1 small packet tomato sauce
2-3 tablespoon brown sugar
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

Cleaning the fish: Remove gills and innards of the alumahan. Wash fish thoroughly drain and slit cut along the length of each fish on both sides. Season inside out with salt and pepper.

Frying the fish: In a wok heat generous amount of oil until it start to smoke. Fry the alumahan in batches for about 2 to 3 minutes each side or until golden brown and skin crispy but succulent on the inside, do not over fry. When done remove from wok and drain excess oil on kitchen papers.

Making the sauce: Using the same wok discard the excess cooking oil. Stir fry the carrot, the bell pepper, the onion, the chili and the spring onion for about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from wok and keep aside. Now stir fry the garlic until light brown. Add in about 1/2 to 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Add in the tomato sauce and sugar. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add in the stir-fried vegetables. Continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste, correct sweetness if required.

To serve: Arrange the fried fish in a platter. Pour over the fish the sweet and sour sauce. Serve immediately.


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