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Sweet and Sour Fish Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Fish

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"Any kind of filleted fish can be substituted in this recipe."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  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-fryer or heavy saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Deep fry halibut pieces until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  3. For the Sauce, saute green pepper, onion and pineapple in a medium skillet 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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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2003

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 04, 2009

This was just OK for us. A good way to get the family eating fish but I probably won't make it again.

Feb 25, 2009

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.

Jan 22, 2007

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.

Mar 25, 2012

Had to use a couple flounder fillets which I cut into 1 and 11/2 inch bite size peices. Seasoned peices with salt, pepper, and floured them lightly and sauted in 2 Tbs. hot oil. Added chopped bell pepper and onion in bite size peices and the pineapple chunks. Added reserved pineapple juice to soy sauce, sugar, ketchup, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar instead of water and only 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil. The flour dredged fish pieces thickened the sauce perfectly without using the flour in the liquid mixture. Poured sauce over fish in last seconds of saute and served over Chinese style sticky rice. Whoa. Hubby wanted to know why I hadn't made this before! Flavor was excellent, super easy and on hand ingredients made this a real winner. We look forward to having this again. Thank you for sharing! ***My 2nd time with this. Replaced flour with cornstarch and proceeded as with first time. Really, Really good served over hot sticky rice. Definitely a keeper!!

Jan 06, 2011

Doubled the recipe. Instead of using 1 tbsp soy sauce for the batter, I used 0.5 tbsp water, 0.5 soy sauce.

Apr 23, 2008

We really loved this recipe. Very delicious! Next time I will put a bit more fish in. Yummy!

Apr 28, 2010

loved it!! i've never made sweet and sour anything but this was so easy to make and i had all the ingredients on hand! instead of frying the fish in oil, after i marinated it, i pan-dried in just a tablespoon or so of olive oil--heat on med high. the sauce was a bit chunky but if you want less chunks, i suppose you could puree it. i just broke up the pineapple chunks with a wooden spoon. my husband asked for more so i'm thinking this was 5 stars!!


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  • Calories
  • 435 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 553 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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