Polynesian Sweet and Sour Fish: L'a Momona a Paakai

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 ounce ginger root, peeled and minced
  • 4 ounces mirin
  • 1 ounce soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 pounds mahi-mahi, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Oil, for frying
  • Batter:
  • 7 ounces flour
  • 7 ounces water
  • 3 ounces soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Seasoned flour, as needed
  • 20 ounces sweet and sour sauce
Directions

Combine ginger, mirin, and soy sauce and marinate the fish for 30 minutes. Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Mix together batter ingredients.

When preparing an order, drain and dredge fish cubes in seasoned flour. Coat fish with the batter and deep-fry until golden brown.

In a bowl, gently toss one portion of fried fish with 4 ounces of hot sweet and sour sauce. Serve immediately on a warmed dinner plate.


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