general tso fish fillet

This is my second attempt with the General Tso’s glaze sauce and this time around, I experimented with fish fillet – Ikan Tenggiri (also known as the Spanish Mackerel). The first attempt was General Tso’s Pork Chop. I know that the General Tso’s sauce is not easily found in Malaysia but you may have better luck in other Asian countries like Singapore. As for the fish fillet, you can use any other type of fish. This recipe is basically a no-brainer and one so simple which you can whip up in 30 minutes (including marinating time). As for the snow peas which you see in the picture, just add them for a little colour contrast and to add some dietary fibre to your meal. You can pre-steam the snow peas or blanch them. They actually taste quite good with the sauce.

This is my quick recipe for General Tso’s Fillet of Tenggiri



  • 1 slice of Ikan Tenggiri (or any other fish fillet)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
  • 5 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 50 ml warm water



  • 1 1/2 tablespoons General Tso’s glazing sauce
  • Salt
  • Sugar



Marinade fish with a light sprinkle of salt for about 20 minutes and rinse it slightly before patting it dry for frying.

Heat oil in wok / pan till hot and fry fish till golden brown. Remove fried fish and set aside.

Remove oil from wok / pan. Reduce heat to low, add garlic and saute till aromatic. Add General Tso’s glazing sauce and water. Add salt and sugar to taste.

When sauce starts to boil, return fried fish into wok / pan, coat it with sauce and dish up.

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  1. 1
    February 3rd, 2008 at 10:44 am

    That is a good one. It looks good. BTW, CNY is coming soon. Any special CNY recipe you would like to feature? Happy CNY!!!!!!!

  2. 2
    February 4th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Reese : Ngor Hiang is probably my CNY feature dish 😀 It is the next dish after this. Happy CNY to you and are you coming back to Malaysia for the holidays?

  3. 3
    February 6th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Nope, I will be in Boston for CNY. Spring term. WIll be graduating this May. Busy with school and job hunting. Will definitely give Ngor Hiang a try. Happy CNY to you and family! Say hi to your wife and 2 little girls.

  4. 4
    February 12th, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Tenggiri is definitely my favourite!!! Good to make fish cake too!

  5. 5
    May 5th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    This looks very delicious. A lovely way to serve the tenggiri.

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