Sweet and sour halibut

Sweet and sour halibut


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About this recipe: Succulent pieces of halibut are dredged in flour and deep fried. They are served with a homemade sweet and sour sauce with pineapple and green pepper. Enjoy with freshly cooked rice, if desired.


Serves: 3 

  • 450g halibut
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 500ml oil for deep frying
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 (227g) tin pineapple chunks, juice reserved
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons plain flour

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Cut halibut into bite-size pieces. Place in a mixing bowl and combine with soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of flour. Let stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in deep-fat fryer or heavy saucepan to 190 degrees C.
  2. Deep fry halibut pieces until golden brown. Drain on kitchen towels; set aside.
  3. For the sauce: Saute green pepper, onion and pineapple in a medium frying pan for 1 minute. Stir in reserved pineapple juice, sugar, ketchup, water, remaining 2 teaspoons of flour, sesame oil and salt to taste. Cook until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve, by dipping fried halibut pieces into sauce or pour the sauce over the fish.

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