Sweet and sour halibut

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    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.

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    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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    This was good. I doubled the recipe, however, only used one can of the pineapple but the juice from two cans. The sauce still seemed a little chunky, so I removed a little more than half of the pineapple and whirled it through the food processor and added it back in. I omitted the flour and used corn starch instead as I wanted the sauce to have a more glazed look. I also made my own beer batter for the fish. Everyone enjoyed this very much. Thanks Anna!  -  10 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Was a little leary about sweet and sour fish but this recipe sounded good so i tried it.My family loved it.Not to sweet so it was good with the fish.I used basa fillets which are very bland and the soya sauce made it taste great.Will do this one again.  -  24 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Ecellent recipe. I was looking for something different than the same chicken, pork or shrimp sweet sour. It was very easy to make. We love this and will be repeated again! Thanks for the recipe.  -  22 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)