Well Christmas is over and we are looking forward to the New Year. Have you made any resolutions or like me, you’re  just looking forward to even more better things in 2016 than this year had to offer? Hope you made something lovely during the Christmas holidays that left your loved ones looking forward to the New Year celebrations? For the New Year, we’ll be having something light because I know most of us have already written the words “To lose 5lbs before March”. Today we’ll be preparing something I’ve tagged a New Year delight: Whole fish with Sweet and Sour Vegetables. So whip out your utensils and let’s prepare our last meal for the year.

Here’s t making sure you end the year in style!


Cooking time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4


1kg fish, scaled and cleaned


Vegetable oil

1 tbsp shredded fresh ginger

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

3 sliced onions

1 thinly sliced carrot

1 thinly sliced red bell pepper

3 tbsps light soy sauce

3 tbsps oyster sauce

2 tbsps sugar

3 tbsps vinegar

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tsps cornflour


Cooking method:

Score the fish flesh, with 3 – 4 diagonal slits on both sides.

Fish recipe1

Season with salt and also rub salt into the slits.

Grill for four minutes on each side. 

Fish recipe2

While the fish is on the grill, heat up a wok adding a little oil, ginger, chilli and vegetables, tossing over the high heat for 2 – 3 minutes.

Fish recipe3

Add the soy and oyster sauces, sugar, vinegar and sesame oil and bring to boil.


Oyster sauce

Oyster sauce


Sesame seeds and oil

Sesame seeds and oil

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In a bowl, mix cornflour with cold water until it becomes a smooth paste, add it to the pan until the sauce thickens.

Fish recipe6

Put fish on a platter and pour the sauce on it. Enjoy with rice or potatoes.

Have a great 2016!!!


Recipe by Food.com


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Michael Alvin

Michael Alvin

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Michael Alvin is a lawyer and a UNESCO certified journalist. At Afro Tourism, he blends creativity with his training in telling moving stories about his personal experience on his various trips across Africa.
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