Sweet ‘n’ Sour Halibut
We live on the West Coast and catch a lot of halibut off our fishing boat. My family has always loved fresh fish, and this recipe is a favorite. The cubed halibut is cooked in a sweet-and-sour sauce along with pineapple, green pepper and tomatoes - yum! -Willa Gilio, Cayucos, California
Total TimePrep: 1 hour Broil: 5 min.
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 1 cup apricot nectar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup cubed green pepper
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons cold water, divided
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Dash each salt and pepper
- 1-1/2 pounds halibut steaks, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and cubed
- 2 cups pineapple chunks
- Hot cooked linguine or rice
- In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add the green pepper; cook 5 minutes longer; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, 3 tablespoons water, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Add halibut; toss gently to coat.
- Transfer to a broiler pan. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Set aside and keep warm.
- Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into green pepper mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to medium; add tomatoes and pineapple. Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with halibut and linguine or rice.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 401 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 507mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Sour Halibut in Taste of Home February/March 2002