Sweet and Sour Tilapia Recipe

Tired of fried fish? Level-up with this delicious recipe.

Categories Main Dish, Seafood, Del Monte Pineapple
Preparation Time15 min.
Cooking Time50 mins.
Number of Servings 6


    • 1 1/2 kg tilapia
    • 1 Tbsp calamansi juice
    • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 1/4 tsp pepper, black
    • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 2 Tbsp DEL MONTE Original Blend Ketchup (320g)
    • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup water
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp sugar, white
    • - pinch of pepper
    • 2/3 cup cucumber, sliced with peel
    • 1/3 cup bell pepper, red, cut into strips
    • 1 can DEL MONTE Pineapple Tidbits (227g), drained, reserve syrup

Cooking Tools Needed

    • Chopping Board
    • Grill Pan
    • Measuring Materials
    • Pot
    • Wooden Spatula

Cooking Skills Needed

    • Grilling


  1. Marinate fish in calamansi juice, soy sauce and pepper for 30 minutes.
  2. Coat with cornstarch. Pan-fry until brown.
  3. Combine DEL MONTE Original Blend Ketchup, cornstarch mixture, salt, sugar, pepper, reserved pineapple syrup, cucumber, and red bell pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer until thick. Add DEL MONTE Pineapple Tidbits. Pour over fish.

Lusog Notes

Fish is a great source of protein that helps repair body tissue. This delectable Sweet and Sour Tilapia dish also contains Vitamin A which keeps the skin and eyes healthy.

Chef's Tip

Make sure the tilapia is fresh by looking for certain characteristics. Their eyes should be clear and bulging, and the gills should be red. The flesh should be firm and should bounce back when touched.


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