Sweet and Sour Halibut Recipe

This recipe scales well.  The basic set of ingredients are for two servings.  You can safely double or triple it as needed.


  • 1 pound  halibut cut into 1 ½ inch cubes
  • Enough corn starch to lightly dust the halibut
  • 2 peeled and sliced carrots for garnish
  • 1 medium onion peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce (In  a pinch, you can even use ketchup for this part.)
  • 4 Tbs sugar (If you have used ketchup for the tomato sauce, reduce the amount of sugar you use by half.)
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce (Or soy sauce if you cannot get oyster sauce.)
  • 1 tsp corn starch dissolved in 1/2 cup water
  • Oil enough to fry the halibut


  1. Dust halibut cubes with corn starch and deep fried till yellow brown, set a side
  2. Heat a skillet with 1 tablespoon of  oil and cook the onion and carrot until tender.
  3. Add tomato sauce,  sugar, cornstarch water, and oyster sauce
  4. Simmer while stirring  constantly until thick and bubbly
  5. Pour the sauce over the fried halibut and toss until evenly coated

Serve with white or brown rice and steamed broccoli.

This recipe was shared by Mary Kal from Indonesia.