Delicious and simple - we've used this recipe many times already - works great with other fish like cod and snapper too.
Using a bit of salt to season the fish and a little more to boost the pan sauce heightens flavors without going overboard in sodium. A little lemon juice and fresh parsley round out flavors. Serve with haricots verts and fingerling potatoes to complete the meal. For another flavor boost, serve with fresh lemon wedges.
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- Calories: 221
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated fat: 3.2g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
- Protein: 34.2g
- Carbohydrate: 1.3g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Cholesterol: 64mg
- Iron: 1.5mg
- Sodium: 266mg
- Calcium: 80mg
- 4 (6-ounce) halibut fillets (about 3/4 inch thick)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1. Pat fish dry, and sprinkle both sides with black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle with flour. Melt 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add fish to pan, and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Carefully turn fish over; cook 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan; set aside, and keep warm.
- 2. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter to pan, and cook 1 minute or until lightly browned, swirling pan to melt butter evenly and prevent burning. Remove pan from heat; stir in juice. Drizzle juice mixture over fish. Sprinkle fish with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.
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