Halibut Stir Fry Recipe

Real Restaurant Halibut Recipe

This Halibut Stir Fry Recipe is easy, but very tasty.

Halibut is prized for its delicate sweet flavor, snow-white color and firm flaky meat. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein and minerals, low in sodium, fat and calories and contains a minimum of bones.

Halibut lends itself to just about any kind of recipe and cooking technique including stir-frying, baking, broiling, pan-frying, deep-frying, poaching or barbecuing. You know your fish is cooked perfectly when it just begins to flake with a fork.

Stir-frying? What is it, Donna?

Stir-frying is actually a Chinese cooking method in which ingredients are fried in a small amount of very hot oil while being stirred (in a “wok”).

It was the early 20th century in China and the well-off throughout the world that stir-frying became an important cooking technique.  Boiling and steaming remained the main cooking techniques until families were able to afford the oil and fuel it took to do a proper job.

Since halibut has a mild flavor, you can pair it with many other flavors, herbs, or spices to create many wonderful meals.

You can usually find fresh halibut in the supermarket from April through November. Halibut freezes exceptionally well and frozen halibut is available year-round.

Note: If you are counting carbs, this is one of many recipes on the website that will work for you. Assuming four servings, each serving only has about 8 grams of carbohydrates.

Halibut Stir Fry Recipe

Real Restaurant Seafood Recipe

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 4


  • 1 pound halibut, cut into one inch pieces (or substitute albacore tuna, cod, pollock or prawns)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root, finely chopped
  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen asparagus
  • 8 ounces (3 cups) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into thin wedges



  • Spray a 10 inch non-stick skillet or wok with cooking spray ( or use a little sesame oil or olive oil ) and heat over medium-high heat
  • Add fish, onion, garlic, ginger root and asparagus
  • Stir fry for 2-3 minutes or until the fish almost flakes with a fork
  • Carefully stir in remaining ingredients and cook until heated through and fish flakes easily

As a option, try adding 2 tablespoons of tamari and/or lemon juice at the end of the cooking process.

Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve with rice or over rice or pasta and a salad.

Enjoy your Halibut Stir Fry seafood recipe and the company of those you share it with.


“I love to make a one-pan meal - think stir-fry! I start with what takes the longest to cook and then add vegetables, fresh herbs, and starch until the meal is complete in one shot.”

Daniel Boulud