Halibut with Cranberry-Lime Chutney

Coastal Living
Halibut with Cranberry-Lime Chutney Recipe

Photo: Tara Donne; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

All you need is 35 minutes to prepare this company-worthy fish entrée.

Makes 8 servings


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2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lime zest, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 (8-ounce) package fresh cranberries
8 (6-ounce) halibut fillets
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons unsalted butter


Hands on: 35 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes

1. Combine sugar, 1 teaspoon lime zest, lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cranberries, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Keep warm.

2. Sprinkle fish with pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 fillets to pan; cook, spooning butter in skillet over fillets, 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes when tested with a fork. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining 3 tablespoons butter and remaining 4 fillets. Sprinkle halibut with remaining 1 teaspoon lime zest, and serve with cranberry chutney.

Created date

September 2015