Jamie Oliver's Sweet & Sour Fish Balls
Serves: 6
Jamie Oliver recipe from Save with Jamie.
  • 2 pieces of stale bread (or sub store bought bread crumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice
  • 1¾ cups of frozen raw squid rings or tubes
  • 1 cup frozen peeled raw prawns
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • Fresh coriander
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 spring onions
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 small can (~250g) of pineapple chunks in juice
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • basmati rice
  1. Blitz the bread and five-spice powder in a food processor and set aside. (or mix if using bread crumbs)
  2. Place the squid, shrimp, egg, ginger, cilantro, egg, 3 tablespoon of cornstarch, and salt and pepper in the food processor and blend till smooth. Place mixture in fridge.
  3. Chop the peppers, carrots, and white of the scallions (set green stalks aside for later).
  4. Place the veg in a large pan over medium high heat to cook for about 10 minutes till softened. Then add tomato paste, 2 tablespoon cornstarch, soy and chili sauces, vinegar, pineapple, and 1⅔ cup of cold water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add the peas in the last few minutes.
  5. Prepare basmati rice.
  6. Take the fish mixture from the fridge. Spoon one teaspoon of the fish mixture and roll in the breadcrumbs, then roll into a ball shape.
  7. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large fry pan, once heated, cook fish balls for approximately 5 minutes until golden brown.
  8. To serve, pour the sauce on to a large platter, place the fish balls on top. Serve with the basmati rice and top with chopped scallions.
Recipe by Un Assaggio of Food, Wine, & Marriage at http://www.unassaggio.com/2014/09/07/jamie-olivers-sweet-sour-fish-balls/