Fish in Sweet and Sour Pineapple Ginger Sauce

Nothing beats a quick and easy lunch recipe. You can create this Chinese inspired dish right at home in no time. The addition of five spice powder and ginger to the sauce makes it incredibly delicious! Also, the pineapple adds tons of flavor to the sauce as well.

Lunch can be prepared in less than 40 minutes!

Do not have much to say on this post except…..Bon Appétit!

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Fish in Sweet and Sour Pineapple Ginger Sauce

  • Author: FoodieNotAChef
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3


Quick and Easy Lunch idea that is both sweet and savory. So yummy, better than Chinese. You can make this in less than 40 minutes


  • 5-6 pieces of Tilapia Fillet, chopped into medium squares 
  • Garlic Salt  
  • Tony Chachere’s no salt Creole Seasoning
  • Adobo all-purpose seasoning  
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste  
  • 1 can pineapple slices  
  • ½ onion 
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger 
  • 1 cup oil 
  • 1/3 green bell pepper  
  • 1/3 red bell pepper 
  • 1 cup Flour  
  • 1 tsp corn starch 
  • Chopped Scallions to garnish  


  • 4 tbsp ketchup  
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar  
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar 
  • ¼ tsp salt  
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice, *you will get this from the can of pineapple slice* 
  • ¼ tsp super dark soy sauce  
  • ½ tsp Chinese five spice powder  
  • 1 tbsp water  


  1. Season fish with adobo seasoning, garlic salt, creole seasoning, and black pepper. Add one egg and mix well.
  2. In another bowl mix together corn starch, flour, and a pinch of garlic salt. Coat fish with the mixture.
  3. Heat oil in skillet and deep fry fillets until golden brown. Place onto a plate lined with paper towel to drain. 
  4. In a bowl mix together ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, pineapple juice, soy sauce, five spice powder and water. Set aside.
  5. Add 3 tbsp of olive oil to a skillet or wok on medium-high heat. Add onions, bell peppers and ginger. Sautee for 3-4 minutes. 
  6. Add fried fillets, add a few cuts of pineapple (cut slices into medium chunks). Add sweet and sour sauce. Incorporate well. 
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  8. Remove from heat then garnish with scallions. 
  • Category: Lunch


  1. Kadija
    March 31, 2021 / 2:11 am

    Even though it’s in the lunch category, I whipped this up for dinner. It took about an hour to complete everything. The taste is perfect, it’s a well balanced blend of sweet and sour as the name says. Tiffany did not disappoint at all. Amazinggggg!

    • March 31, 2021 / 3:18 am

      Kadija! Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try and I am so happy you enjoyed it 🙂

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